Chicago Type Bascule Balancing: A New Techniqueby Henry Ecale,
Peter Kocsis, (M.ASCE),
Serial Information: Journal of the Structural Division, 1977, Vol. 103, Issue 11, Pg. 2269-2272
Document Type: Journal Paper
This paper presents a method by which a bascule bridge may be brought into balance after the unbalanced torque is determined. Experimental observations on the Harrison Street Bridge in Chicago have shown that the torque required to hold the bridge in any given position is a very good measure of the unbalance. If a bridge were in perfect balance, zero torque would be required to hold it in any given position.
Subject Headings: Streets | Bascule bridges | North America | Illinois | United States | Chicago
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