Aeroelastic Study of Long Span Suspension Bridges: the Messina Crossing

by Giorgio Diana, Politecnico di Milano, Milan, Italy,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Structural Engineering in Natural Hazards Mitigation


This paper deals with wind actions on long-span suspension bridges. Particular reference is made to the Messina Strait Crossing. Problems encountered in this study, both for deck and towers, and methodologies used to solve them are described.

Subject Headings: Suspension bridges | Bridge decks | Bridge design | Suspended structures | Span bridges | Bridge towers | Wind engineering | Degrees of freedom

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