Innovations in Major Suspension Bridge Design

by Klaus H. Ostenfeld, Cowiconsult Consulting Engineers and, Planners, Lyngby, Denmark,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Spatial, Lattice and Tension Structures


Before the Tacoma disaster, the trend in bridge-building is on increasing slenderness. But since its occurrence, a high degree of aerodynamic stability is required. Presented are designs namely, truss girders and active control systems which show how far innovations have been in building bridges.

Subject Headings: Suspension bridges | Bridge design | Girder bridges | Innovation | Control systems | Cable stayed bridges | Truss bridges | Structural design | Tacoma | Washington | United States

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