MAIN CABLES OF NETWORKS SUSPENSION BRIDGE

THE SUCCESSFUL CONSTRUCTION OF THE FIRST SET OF BRIDGE CABLES USING PREFABRICATED AND REELED PARALLEL-WIRE STRANDS IN THE NEWPORT SUSPENSION BRIDGE IS DESCRIBED. SOME SORT OF PREQUALIFICATION OR BIDDING BY SELECTIVE INVITATION IS RECOMMENDED FOR THE FORESEEABLE FUTURE. THIS PROJECT DEMONSTRATES THAT THIS METHOD CAN BE ECONOMICALLY FEASIBLE FOR A BRIDGE OF THIS SIZE IN THE UNITED STATES. HOWEVER, FOR THE PRESENT IT WOULD BE WISE TO SPECIFY AND PERMIT BOTH WIRE-SPINNING AND THE USE OF PREFABRICATED PARALLEL-WIRE STRANDS AS ALTERNATIVES. FOR A LONG AND LARGE CABLE, THE LOGICAL RESULTS WOULD BE A MULTIPLICITY OF STRANDS WHICH ARE LONG, BUT OF SMALL SECTION. IT IS EXTREMELY IMPORTANT TO REMOVE EACH STRAND FROM EACH SPAN, TO CHECK THE SPREAD OF WIRES, UNTIL IT BECOMES CLEAR THAT JOB PRACTICES ARE KEEPING THIS UNDER CONTROL. /AUTHOR/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • PROC PAPER 8606
  • Authors:
    • Birdsall, B
  • Publication Date: 1971-12

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  • Features: Figures; Photos; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 2825-35
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00209628
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: No. St12
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 23 1972 12:00AM