COMPARATIVE METHODS OF SUSPENSION BRIDGE CONSTRUCTION

RECENT DEVELOPMENTS IN STRUCTURAL STEEL AND OTHER CONSTRUCTION MATERIALS AND FABRICATING AND ERECTION TECHNIQUES HAVE HAD IMPORTANT EFFECTS ON THE COSTS OF SUSPENSION BRIDGE CONSTRUCTION. SOME OF THESE DEVELOPMENTS ARE DESCRIBED FROM THE VIEWPOINT OF THE FABRICATOR AND ERECTOR SO THAT THE DESIGNER IS FULLY AWARE OF THE PRESENT DAY CAPABILITIES OF THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY. SOME GUIDE LINES ARE OFFERED FOR COMPARISON OF COSTS FOR DIFFERENT GRADES OF STEEL AND FABRICATING PROCEDURES. THE FULL POTENTIAL OF SUSPENSION BRIDGE DESIGN CAN BE FULLY APPRECIATED ONLY BY TAKING ADVANTAGE OF ALL THE IMPROVEMENTS AVAILABLE TODAY IN THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY. /RRL/A/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • 10pp, 8phot, 4FIG, 1REF
  • Authors:
    • Maxwell, H M
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  • Accession Number: 00214891
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Road Research Laboratory /UK
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 23 1994 12:00AM