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CONCEPTS

 

The idea of this project was to bring different types of bridges; objects of movement together in order to Get inspire to put this elements together in one design. This design would have and opening 30x40 allowing objects to pass through.

 

      Ideas

 

v     Beam Bridge: An arch bridge is a bridge with abutments at each end shaped as a curved arch. Arch bridges work by transferring the weight of the bridge and its loads partially into a horizontal thrust restrained by the abutments at either side. A viaduct (a long bridge) may be made from a series of arches, although other more economical structures are typically used today. East Hamilton Trail & Water Front Link

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v     Cable-Stay Bridge: A cable-stayed bridge is a bridge that consists of one or more columns, with cable supporting the deck. There are two major classes of cable-stayed bridges; in a harp design, the cables are made nearly parallel by attaching cables to various points on the tower so that 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.

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.View Image