Cable-stayed Bridges

Bridges having a deck that is directly supported from towers or pylons by straight cables without vertical suspenders. Construction of cable-stayed bridges usually follows the cantilever method. After the tower is built, one cable and a section of the deck are constructed in each direction. Each section of the deck is pre-stressed before continuing.

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382
Names
cable-stayed bridge
cable-stayed bridges
bridges, cable-stayed
cable braced bridges
stayed bridges
cable-stayed girder bridges
stayed girder bridges
tuibruggen Dutch
tuibrug Dutch
kabelbrug Dutch
kabelbruggen Dutch
puente de cables oblicuos Spanish
puentes de cables oblicuos Spanish

More Definitions

Bridges having a deck that is directly supported from towers or pylons by straight cables without vertical suspenders. Construction of cable-stayed bridges usually follows the cantilever method. After the tower is built, one cable and a section of the deck are constructed in each direction. Each section of the deck is pre-stressed before continuing. The process is repeated until the deck sections meet in the middle, where they are connected. The ends are anchored at the abutments.

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Bibliography

  1. 1.  The Getty Art & Architecture Thesaurus, 300007842. The J. Paul Getty Trust.