Cable supported footbridge analysis with construction staging

The new trend in design of footbridges in Turkey is to utilize the cables. Some of these bridges have fake cables while others partially rely on the cable system. These steel composite bridges typically constructed over the highways span about 40 to 60 meters. It was observed that the bridges with fake cables can be substantially heavier than the ones with functional cables. The focus of this paper is to study importance of tensioning sequence of cables and impact of construction staging on the design forces at superstructure to have economical designs. A case study is illustrated as an example design.


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A. Caner, “Cable supported footbridge analysis with construction staging,” 2007, Accessed: 00, 2020. [Online]. Available: