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Single Pylons for Curved Cable-Stayed Bridges

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Medium: journal article
Language(s): en 
Issue: Structural Engineering International", , n. 4, v. 8
Page(s): 269-272
DOI: 10.2749/101686698780488686
Abstract:

Aesthetics is an important factor in the overall quality of a bridge. A bridge of high quality is most likely to be created by a well-balanced design that respects engineering knowledge while allowing for artistic creativity. Consistency with the conceptual design is also often a mark of a successful bridge design: the parts and the whole must agree. It can be said that single towers can be effectively used with curved-decked cable-stayed bridges. Two or more S-curved decks can form a three-dimensionally stable structure and generate an aesthetically pleasing warped cable plane. This type of bridge system can give delight to bridge users and neighbours, whilst harmonising with the surrounding landscape.

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    20/09/2002
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    28/10/2016