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Towers for Short-Span Cable-Stayed Bridges

Medium: journal article
Language(s): en 
Published in: Structural Engineering International, , n. 4, v. 8
Page(s): 265-268
DOI: 10.2749/101686698780488938

The few examples presented in this article demonstrate that it is possible to design very elegant and diversified towers for short-span cable-stayed bridges. Due to the reduced scale of loads, it is often possible to have more freedom for the architectural design than for long-span cable-stayed bridges. The cost of short-span cable-stayed bridges is generally higher than conventional short-span bridges. Nevertheless, in some countries, such as Bolivia, cable-stayed bridges can be more economical than conventional ones due to the reduced quantities of concrete for the deck.

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