Cable Stayed Bridge


The Cable Stayed Bridge is the most modern type of bridge
construction. The first of these bridges appeared in the 1950’s
and in recent years this type of bridge has become more common
and with much longer spans. While this design resembles the
Suspension Bridge the main difference is in the method of
anchoring the cables and the deck. In the Suspension Bridge the
cables are attached to huge anchor blocks which are firmly
embedded in the rock at each end of the bridge. The deck is of a
flexible nature and readily moves, especially in a high wind. The
cables of the Cable Stayed Bridge are anchored to the deck of the
bridge. As a result the deck of a Cable Stayed Bridge must be of
a rigid construction.

The model is quite simple to construct and the pictures need
no further clarification.

Ed Barclay

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