WIT Press

Seismic Analysis Of A Combined Suspension And Cable Stayed Bridge System

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/ERES960281

Volume

23

Pages

15

Published

1996

Size

1,248 kb

Author(s)

C.C. Spyrakos

Abstract

Seismic analysis of a combined suspension and cable stayed bridge system C.C. Spyrakos Department of Civil Engineering, West Virginia University, Morgantown WV 26506, USA and Department of Civil Engineering, National Technical University of Athens, Zografos 15700, Athens, Greece ABSTRACT This work presents the experimental and analytical evaluation of the Wheeling suspension bridge, a historic American landmark and the longest single span suspension system in the world for many years. The study was funded by the FHWA and the WVDOT to assess the condition of the structure and determine its response to selected seismic motions in order to recommend proper retrofit measures and possible strengthening of the bridge. The bridge is one of the few historic suspension bridges still in service in the US. The 307 m bridge deck is suspended by two main suspension cables assisted by diagonal stay cables. The stay cables are located within the end quarter sp

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