ALL NEW CABLE STAYED SUSPENSION BRIDGE


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The Cable-Stayed Bridge

At first glance, the cable-stayed bridge may look like just a variant of the suspension bridge, but don't let their similar towers and hanging roadways fool you.

Cable-stayed bridges differ from their suspension predecessors in that they don't require anchorages, nor do they need two towers. Instead, the cables run from the roadway up to a single tower that alone bears the weight.

The tower of a cable-stayed bridge is responsible for absorbing and dealing with compressional forces. The cables attach to the roadway in various ways.

For example, in a radial pattern, cables extend from several points on the road to a single point at the tower, like numerous fishing lines attached to a single pole. In a parallel pattern, the cables attach to both the roadway and the tower at several separate points.

Engineers constructed the first cable-stayed bridges in Europe following the close of World War II, but the basic design dates back to the 16th century and Croatian inventor Faust Vrancic.

A contemporary of astronomers Tycho Brache and Johannes Kepler, Vrancic produced the first known sketch of a cable-stayed bridge in his book "Machinae Novae."
SPECIFICATIONS:

4 LENGTHS AVAILABLE:

72"   (6 feet)   (182.88cm) LONG SINGLE TOWER
144"  (12 feet) (365.76cm) LONG TWIN TOWER
216"  (18 feet) (548.64cm) LONG TRIPLE TOWER
288"  (24 feet) (731.52cm) LONG QUAD TOWER


WIDTHS AVAILABLE:

8"   (20.32cm)  INSIDE WIDTH FOR SINGLE TRACK WIDTH
14" (35.56cm)  INSIDE WIDTH FOR DUAL TRACK WIDTH
16" (40.64cm)  INSIDE WIDTH FOR SUPER DUAL TRACK WIDTH

DECK AND TOWER STRUCTURE IS MADE FROM 1/2" (1.27cm) SQUARE STEEL TUBING

BRIDGE WILL BE IN KIT FORM BECAUSE OF SIZE.


HEIGHT IS:

TOTAL HEIGHT       
ABOVE BRIDGE DECK  
BELOW BRIDGE DECK 
BRIDGE DECK HEIGHT 

ESTIMATED WEIGHTS: FOR 8" WIDE

72"    (182.88cm) LONG SINGLE TOWER:   23 POUNDS  (10.4kg)
144" (365.76cm) LONG TWIN TOWER:       44 POUNDS  (19.9kg)
216" (548.64cm) LONG TRIPLE TOWER:    67 POUNDS  (30.4kg)
288" (731.52cm) LONG QUAD TOWER:      89 POUNDS  (40.4kg)



FEATURES:

  • PRECISION MACHINED SQUARE STEEL TUBING, PRIME PAINTED IN DARK GRAY

  • PRECISION MACHINED RIVET PLATES, PRIME PAINTED IN DARK GRAY or BLACK.

  • STAINLESS STEEL AIRCRAFT GRADE SUSPENSION CABLES.

  • SUSPENSION CABLES COME WITH ADJUSTABLE CLEVIS ROD SWIVELS ATTACHED ON ONE END OF CABLES FOR PRECISE SETTINGS JUST ATTACH FIXED STOP CABLE CLEVIS TO APPROPRIATE BRIDGE DECK LOCATION, AND THEN ATTACH THE CABLE AND CABLE TENSIONER CLEVIS OVER TOWER CABLE GUIDE AND DOWN TO BRIDGE DECK ON OPPOSITE END OF BRIDGE DECK WITH SUPPLIED SST PINS AND PIN LOCK SPRING PIN RETAINERS.

  • CABLE ENDS HAVE CRIMPED ON CABLE STOPS, PRESET TO NOMINAL LENGTH, ONE END OF EACH CABLE INCLUDES CABLE TENSIONER     ADJUSTMENT TO ALLOW CABLES TO BE TIGHTLY IN PLACE AND FULLY SUPPORT EACH BRIDGE SECTION.

  • BLACK PAINTED STEEL CLEVIS, WITH ALL WEATHER NON-RUSTING ADJUSTMENT HARDWARE.

  • 500 POUND RATED STAINLESS STEEL DECK SUSPENSION CABLE FOR EACH OF 5 CABLES PER SIDE OF BRIDGE.

  • PLASTIC TUBE END CAPS TO KEEP WATER OUT.

  • ZINC PLATED HIGH STRENGTH POP RIVETS.

  • YOU RECEIVE ALL PARTS AND 16 PAGE FULL DETAILED INSTRUCTION BOOKLET TO COMPLETE THIS BRIDGE ASSEMBLY WITH MINIMUM                  SKILLS.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

A cable-stayed bridge is a bridge that consists of one or more columns (normally referred to as towers or pylons), with cables supporting the bridge deck.

There are two major classes of cable-stayed bridges: In a harp design, the cables are made nearly parallel by attaching them to various points on the tower(s) so that the height of attachment of each cable on the tower is similar to the distance from the tower along the roadway to its lower attachment.

In a fan design, the cables all connect to or pass over the top of the tower(s).

Compared to other bridge types, the cable-stayed is optimal for spans longer than typically seen in cantilever bridges, and shorter than those typically requiring a suspension bridge.

This is the range in which cantilever spans would rapidly grow heavier if they were lengthened, and in which suspension cabling does not get more economical, were the span to be shortened.

OUR CABLE STAYED BRIDGE LINEUP IN 6, 12, 18, AND 24 FEET LONG LENGTHS

8" SINGLE TRACK, 14" DUAL TRACK AND 16" SUPER DUAL WIDTH INSIDE WIDTHS
OUR OLD CABLE STAYED BRIDGES MAY STILL BE AVAILABLE BY SPECIAL ORDER

PLEASE CONTACT US FOR AVAILABILITY AND DELIVERY SCHEDULES

CURRENTLY 6 TO 8 WEEKS
CAUTION

  • BRIDGE KITS CONTAIN MANY SMALL  AND SHARP PARTS
  • KEEP SMALL PARTS AWAY FROM CHILDREN AND PETS
  • RIVETS CAN BECOME PROJECTILES WHILE BEING SET WITH THE RIVET GUN
  • WEAR SAFETY GLASSES WHEN ASSEMBLING BRIDGE KITS
  • WEAR GLOVES WHEN ASSEMBLING BRIDGE KITS
  • PROTECT ASSEMBLY WORK SURFACES AND FURNITURE FROM SCRATCHES
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