Cable-Suspended Bridges

Few structures are as universally appealing as cable-supported bridges. The origin of the concept of bridging large spans with cables, exerting their strength in tension, is lost in antiquity and undoubtedly dates back to a time before recorded history. Perhaps primitive humans, wanting to cross natural obstructions such as deep gorges and large streams, observed a spider spinning a web or monkeys traveling along hanging vines.

—–15.1. Evolution of Cable-Suspended Bridges
—–15.2. Classification of Cable-Suspended Bridges
—–15.3. Classification and Characteristics of Suspension Bridges
—–15.4. Classification and Characteristics of Cable-Stayed Bridges
—–15.5. Classification of Bridges by Span
—–15.6. Need for Longer Spans
—–15.7. Population Demographics of Suspension Bridges
—–15.8. Span Growth of Suspension Bridges
—–15.9. Technological Limitations to Future Development
—–15.10. Cable-Suspended Bridges for Rail Loading
—–15.11. Specifications and Loadings for Cable-Suspended Bridges
—–15.12. Cables
—–15.13. Cable Saddles, Anchorages, and Connections
—–15.14. Corrosion Protection of Cables
—–15.15. Statics of Cables
—–15.16. Suspension-Bridge Analysis
—–15.17. Preliminary Suspension-Bridge Design
—–15.18. Self-Anchored Suspension Bridges
—–15.19. Cable-Stayed Bridge Analysis
—–15.20. Preliminary Design of Cable-Stayed Bridges
—–15.21. Aerodynamic Analysis of Cable-Suspended Bridges
—–15.22. Seismic Analysis of Cable-Suspended Structures
—–15.23. Erection of Cable-Suspended Bridges