Discussion of "Suspension Cable Design of the New San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge" by John Sun, Rafael Manzanarez, and Marwan Nader

A discussion of a paper with the aforementioned title by J. Sun et al., published in this journal (Volume 9, Number 1, January/February 2004), is presented. The discusser suggests that the octagon strand arrangement, proposed in the original paper to deal with some of the problems created by the unusual cable geometry of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge, may lead to other difficulties in construction. He also expresses concern about the lack of design details of strand separators in the saddles, cable strand geometry during erection stages and its relationship to the cable final position, and the limited clear space between a strand socket and its anchor rod. He concludes that these problems would make this a very difficult and expensive bridge to build.


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  • Accession Number: 01000102
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 6 2005 10:54AM