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    Cable Stayed Bridge Essay

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    Blaisdell Cable Sensation Russky Bridge, Vladivostok, Russia. What are Cable/Stayed Bridges? A cable/stayed bridge is a bridge that has two towers with cables supporting the bridge itself, as shown above. The towers are called pylon, the crossing area itself is called the roadway. The cables are obviously called cables. The supports underneath on the sides are called abutments, The foundations are located under the ground on the bottom of the pylons. Cable bridges are unique because no other bridge has its support spread out by cables. They are also unique because they are often mistaken for suspension bridges and other bridges involving cables. The way you can recognize them…

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    The Brooklyn Bridge

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    Analytical Study of the Brooklyn Bridge Throughout the 19th century, there was a considerable amount of public interest in building a bridge that spans connects the City of New York and Brooklyn, which are separated by the East River. This is due to the fact that at the time, the only modes of transportations between the two cities are ferries and boats. The demand for a bridge grew strongest during the winter of 1866-1867, when it was said that “the river was so choked with ice as to render…

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    Bridges are used around the world to get over a bay of water. There are several different designs that could be used when building bridges such as arc, beam , cable-stayed, truss and suspension bridges. The Golden Gate Bridge is a very well known example of a suspension bridge. It is located in San Francisco, California. Construction began in 1933, in the midst of the Great Depression, and the bridge gave steady jobs to many people during this hard time. It was finished and opened in 1937,…

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    Bridges Types Assessment There are five main types of bridges, these include the truss bridge, the arch bridge, the suspension, the beam bridge and the cable-stayed bridge. Each of these categories has various strengths, weaknesses and defining features and these are listed and clarified in the following report. The Truss Bridge Truss bridges are a reliable, economical and easy-to-build variety of bridges as they use a combination of tension and compression to provide a high level of…

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    beam bridge or known as a girder bridge, is a bridge structure that consists of horizontal beams spanning supported by pillar at each end of the deck. The weight of the beam including the structure itself, plus any load it carries are supported by the downward force into the pillars. The beam bridge works on the principles of compression and tension, where on top of the bridge bends, it undergoes compression and at the bottom it is subjected to a horizontal tension. Therefore, the bridge must be…

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    Early Suspension Bridges

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    History From the earliest of times we created bridges. Hunters needed to cross rivers and a fallen tree may come in handy.Early suspension bridge consisted of intertwined forest tendrils In Roman times they built bridges over ravines like Trajan in AD 105 that crosses the Tagus in Spain the bridge was made of granite with two massive arches 110 feet wide and 210 feet tall relative to the water.Every wedge block weighed 8 tons. Slaves organized these blocks through a system of pulleys powered by…

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    Truss Bridges

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    Intro; A bridge is a structure that is built over a river, road, or railway to allow people and vehicles to cross from one side to the other. (CambridgeDictionaryOnline.com) Bridges come in many different shapes sizes and designs. However there multiple different categories of bridges ranging from Arch bridge, Truss bridge, Cantilever bridge, Cable-Stayed bridge, Beam bridge and Suspension bridge, All ranging with different designs. All of the different bridge designs are made to withstand a…

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    Chapter 1 INTRODUCTION 1.1 Introduction Penang Second Bridge is one of the largest civil engineering projects in Malaysia after the First Penang Bridge. Penang Second Bridge or also known as The Sultan Abdul Halim Muadzam Shah Bridge was a dual carriageway toll bridge in Penang, Malaysia. It was the second bridge which connects the mainland to the island after the first Penang Bridge. Once construction is completed, a maintenance management system plays an important role in maintaining the…

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    I-35w Mississippi Bridge

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    The I-35W Mississippi bridge was an eight lane, three span deck truss bridge which carried the interstate highway 35 across the Mississippi river. It was located in the biggest city of Minnesota, Minneapolis. It carried around 140,000 vehicles per day, making it the second busiest bridge in Minnesota. Construction repair and renew work was scheduled to be carried on the bridge again in 2020 or so. However, on August 1st, 2007, it collapsed all of a sudden, thereby killing 13 people and injuring…

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    1940 Suspension Bridge

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    Narrows Bridge, the first Tacoma Narrows Bridge, was a suspension bridge in the U.S. state of Washington that spanned the Tacoma Narrows strait of Puget Sound between Tacoma and the Kitsap Peninsula. It opened to traffic on July 1, 1940, and dramatically collapsed into the Northwestern coast of Washington on November 7 of the same year. At the time of its construction, the bridge was the third-longest suspension bridge in the world in terms of main span length, behind the Golden Gate Bridge and…

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