"A suspension bridge is one in which the roadway over the stream or span to be crossed is suspended from chains or wire ropes.
A suspension bridge consists of the towers or piers over which the main chains or cables pass; the anchorages to which the ends of the cables are attached; the main chains or cables from which the roadway is suspended; the suspending rods or chains which connect the roadway with the cable and the roadway.
The sub-structure consists of the foundations, piers &c. The super-structure consists of the roadway and the chains or cables"--page 1.
Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering
Professional Degree in Civil Engineering
Missouri School of Mines and Metallurgy
i, 39 pages
© 1884 W. M. Claypool, All rights reserved.
Thesis - Open Access
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Strains and stresses
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Link to Catalog Recordhttp://laurel.lso.missouri.edu/record=b2610225~S5
Claypool, William M., "Stresses in suspension bridges" (1884). Professional Degree Theses. 133.