- Engineering & Materials
- Civil engineering and architecture
- Long-span hybrid suspension and cable-stayed bridges
Long-span hybrid suspension and cable-stayed bridges
Lui, Eric M. Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Syracuse University, Syracuse, New York.
Woldegebriel, Zakarias Tadesse Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Syracuse University, Syracuse, New York.
- Cable-supported bridge systems
- Advantages of hybrid cable-supported bridges
- Optimum design of hybrid cable-supported bridges
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Bridges are important elements of modern civilizations. They enhance a nation's economic growth and help raise the standard of living of its inhabitants by facilitating the efficient transport of people, goods, and services. In times of natural or human-made calamities, bridges become essential lifelines for disaster relief and emergency evacuation. Depending on the locations, terrain conditions, material availability, required span lengths, and budgetary considerations, a variety of bridge forms can be considered. For spans that exceed 150 meters, the bridge form used most often is the cable-supported bridge system.
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