GERMANY CONSTRUCTS ONE-TOWER SUSPENSION BRIDGE

A SINGLE, ASYMMETRICALLY-PLACED STEEL TOWER SUPPORTS THE 575 FT. LONG STEEL DECK OF THE NEW RHINE RIVER BRIDGE NEAR KARLSRUHE, GERMANY. THE TOWER IS BUILT ON THE BRIDGE'S SOLE INTERMEDIATE SUPPORT, WHICH IS FOUNDED ON A CONCRETE CAISSON, SUNK BY ITS OWN WEIGHT TO A DEPTH OF 30 FT. INTO THE RIVER BED. THE CONSTRUCTION OF THE BRIDGE HEADS, THE DECK AND TOWER ASSEMBLY AND INSTALLATION OF THE CABLES IS DESCRIBED IN DETAIL. /RRL/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Vol 3, No 5, PP 44-46, 2 FIG, 4 PHOT
  • Publication Date: 1967-5

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  • Accession Number: 00214894
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Road Research Laboratory /UK
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 23 1994 12:00AM