Structural Systems for Cable Suspended Bridges

  • N. J. Gimsing
Part of the International Centre for Mechanical Sciences book series (CISM, volume 316)


The paper describes a number of the features related to the choice of the structural system for cable suspended bridges, i.e. cable stayed bridges and suspension bridges.

For the cable stayed bridges most of the text deals with the conventional three span arrangement found in the major part of the existing cable suspended bridges, whereas the problems related to a multispan arrangement are treated for both the cable stayed and the suspension system.


Traffic Load Suspension Bridge Torsional Moment Cable System Stay Cable 
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  1. Ref. 1
    Gimsing, N.J.: “Multispan Stayed Girder Bridges”, Journal of the Structural Division ASCE, October 1976Google Scholar
  2. Ref. 2
    Gimsing, N.J. and J. Gimsing: “Analysis of Erection Procedures for Bridges with Combined Cable Systems - Cable Net Bridge Concept”, Techn. Univ. of Denmark, Dept. of Structural Engineering, Report No. R 128, 1980.Google Scholar
  3. Ref. 3
    Gimsing, N.J.: “Cable Supported Bridges - Concept and Design”, Wiley, Chichester 1983.Google Scholar
  4. Ref. 4
    Richardson, J.R,: “Aerodynamic Stability of Twin Suspension Bridge Concept”, IABSE 12th Congress, Final Report 1984.Google Scholar

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© Springer-Verlag Wien 1991

Authors and Affiliations

  • N. J. Gimsing
    • 1
  1. 1.Technical University of DenmarkCopenhagenDanimarca

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