HISTORICAL DEVELOPMENT OF CABLE-STAYED BRIDGES

THE DEVELOPMENT OF CABLE-STAYED BRIDGES IS TRACED FROM 1784 TO THE PRESENT. THE FIRST MODERN CABLE-STAYED BRIDGE, THE STROMSUND BRIDGE, WAS COMPLETED IN 1955 IN SWEDEN. ECONOMIC COMPARISONS INDICATE THAT CABLE-STAYED BRIDGES FILL THE VOID BETWEEN CONTINUOUS GIRDER BRIDGES AND SUSPENSION BRIDGES. IN A DIRECTION TRANSVERSE TO THE LONGITUDINAL AXIS OF THE BRIDGE, THERE ARE TWO BASIC CABLE ARRANGEMENTS; EITHER A SINGLE OR DOUBLE PLANE. IN ELEVATION, THERE ARE FOUR BASIC CABLE ARRANGEMENTS; EITHER A SINGLE OR DOUBLE PLANE. IN ELEVATION, THERE ARE FOUR BASIC CABLE CONFIGURATIONS; RADIATING, HARP, FAN AND THE STAR. CABLE-STAYED BRIDGE TOWERS ARE OF VARIOUS TYPES TO SUIT SITE CONDITIONS, DESIGN CONDITIONS AND CABLE GEOMETRY. VARIOUS TYPES OF BRIDGE DECKS HAVE BEEN EMPLOYED; A FEW HAVE BEEN OF PRESTRESSED CONCRETE, BUT FOR THE MOST PART THEY HAVE BEEN STEEL BRIDGE DECKS. THREE TYPES OF STRAND CONFIGURATION ARE EMPLOYED IN THE CABLES: THE HELICALLY WOUND, PARALLEL WIRE AND THE LOCKED COIL STRAND. /AUTHOR/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • PROC PAPER 9201
  • Authors:
    • Podolny, W
    • Fleming, J F
  • Publication Date: 1972-9

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  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 2079-95
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00209776
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 28 1972 12:00AM