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A typical cable stayed bridge is a continuous girder with one or more towers erected above piers in the middle of the span. From these towers, cables stretch down diagonally to support the girder. Cable stayed bridges are light - weight and are able to span long distances just as the suspension bridge. However, only a few of the diagonal cables are strong enough to support the whole bridge, which makes cable stayed bridges weak to the force of wind. Even though the light weight of a bridge is a disadvantage with wind, an advantage of cable stayed bridges are sustaining earthquakes. Cable stayed bridges are very complex. It takes a lot of time, thought, and calculations to make sure everything is okay with building a cable stayed bridge, especially arranging the cables. There are no distinct classifications for cable-
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Unformatted text preview: stayed bridges. However, they can be distinguished by the number of spans, number of towers, girder type, and number of cables. Cable stayed bridges range from 110 meters to about 480 meters, with the longest being the Tatara Bridge, Japan, at 1480 meters. Rigid frame bridges are girder bridges in which the piers and the girders are one solid structure. Because rigid frame bridges are a solid structure it takes time and accuracy to get the correct calculations. Also rigid frame bridges are quite difficult to fabricate. Rigid frame bridges can be used for river and valley crossings, as well as supports for inner city highways. Rigid frame bridges are very stable and sturdy bridges. Suspension Arch Girder Cable Stayed Rigid Frame Zak Murdock & Meghan Wygonik Pd. DE...
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