Czech It Out (Available only in Structural Engineering Special Issue)

by Milan Kominek, Bridge Engr.; CityPlan Ltd., Prague, Czech Republic,


Serial Information: Civil Engineering—ASCE, 1998, Vol. 68, Issue 4, Pg. 12A-16A


Document Type: Feature article

Abstract: Bridge and transportation engineers and architects combined on the design of a unique bridge in a small city in the Czech Republic. The cable-stayed bridge only has one tower which is skewed at a 60 degree angle. The bridge contains no back stays or counterweights using gravity and the mass of the adjacent Marian Cliff to balance the deck. The Marian Bridge is the largest project not funded by the federal government since World War II. The city of Ústí Lad Labem paid for the project and allowed the design team to come up with a signature design that showcases local engineering talents.

Subject Headings: Cable-stayed bridges | Construction methods | Czech Republic | Design | Local governments

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