Presentation on theme: "Getting ready to design your own!"— Presentation transcript:
1Getting ready to design your own! Suspension BridgesGetting ready to design your own!
2What is a suspension bridge: One of the several types of bridge designsUsed for the longest spansCables- suspend the roadwayTowers- stabilize wire cables(offer little support)Anchorages- key to the structure, mass that keeps cables tight, gives the bridge structure
5Roebling’s Engineering Contributions: Engineer famous for American suspension bridgesUse of steelDevelopment of wire cablesSpinning: assembling heavy cables in the airAdvancement of stiffening trussesTruss: triangular structure that adds strength not weight
6Roebling’s First Bridge: Niagara Falls in 1855 to 1897825 feetSuspension railway
7Roebling’s Brooklyn Bridge: Longest of it’s time1595 feet in 1883
11Top 10 bridges in the world by length: Akashi-Kaikyo Bridge (Japan), 1991 m — 1998Xihoumen Bridge (China), 1650 m — 2007Great Belt Bridge (Denmark), 1624 m — 1998Runyang Bridge (China), 1490 m — 2005Humber Bridge (England, United Kingdom), 1410 m — (The longest span from 1981 until 1998.)Jiangyin Suspension Bridge (China), 1385 m — 1997Tsing Ma Bridge (Hong Kong, China), 1377 m — 1997 (longest span with both road and metro)Verrazano-Narrows Bridge (USA), 1298 m — (The longest span from 1964 until 1981.)Golden Gate Bridge (USA), 1280 m — (The longest span from 1937 until 1964.)Yangluo Bridge (China), 1280 m — 2007
12Brooklyn Bridge ( NY,USA, 1883), The first steel-wire suspension bridge. Bear Mountain Bridge (NY, USA, 1924), The longest span (497 m)from 1924 to The first suspension bridge to have a concrete deck. The construction methods pioneered in building it would make possible several much larger projects to follow.John A. Roebling Suspension Bridge (Ohio, USA: 1866), Then the longest wire suspension bridge in the world at 1,057 feet (322 m) main span.Mackinac Bridge (USA, 1957), The longest suspension bridge between anchorages in the Western hemisphere.Roebling's Delaware Aqueduct (NY,USA, 1847) The oldest wire suspension bridge still in service in United States.Royal Gorge Bridge (Colorado, USA, 1929), The highest (384 m) suspension bridge in the world.San Francisco – Oakland Bay Bridge (USA, 1936), Until recently, this was the longest steel high-level bridge in the world. The oldest in the world still in use today.
13Mackinac Island Bridge Bridges close to home!Mackinac Island Bridge
14The longest between anchorages in the Western hemishere
21Ambassador Bridge Dimensions: Total length7,500 feet (2,286 m)Longest span1,850 feet (564 m)
22A B C Total length ______________________ (A) Span length (tower to tower) _____________________(B)Total height of each tower _________________________(C)Total width of the roadway __________________________
23Total scale length: Scale span length: Total scale height: The General Contractor wants to see a scale model of this bridge before you begin construction. You will have limited workspace. You will need to scale the feet down to a workable unit. In this case you will use 1 inch to equal 50ft.Total scale length:Scale span length:Total scale height:Total scale roadway width: