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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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