CLOSE COOPERATION THE KEY TO FEWER 'BOUNCING BRIDGE' FAILURES

The 'Footbridge 2002' conference was held in Paris, France in November 2002. The 'lock-in' effect demonstrated on the Millennium Footbridge in London highlighted the need to consider live loads as well as static loads. The designers of the new Bercy-Tolbiac footbridge in Paris are planning to use the approach spans of the structure to act as restraining levers to damp the movement of the bridge. The bridge consists of two arches and two catenaries linked by vertical elements. Investigations into the dynamic behaviour of the bridge revealed that the structure would be sensitive to low frequencies of excitation. Horizontal damping as well as vertical damping will be required.

  • Availability:
  • Corporate Authors:

    Hemming Group, Limited

    32 Vauxhall Bridge Road
    London,   United Kingdom  SW1V 2SS
  • Authors:
    • RUSSELL, H
  • Publication Date: 2003

Language

  • English

Media Info

Subject/Index Terms

Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00961440
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Files: ITRD
  • Created Date: Aug 13 2003 12:00AM