1994 Volume 1 Issue 3 Pages 17-35
Recent progresses in cable-supported bridges have been remarkable: the suspension bridge has reached almost 2000m in span length and the cable-stayed bridge has jumped into the span range of almost 900m. This paper presents a review on cablesupported bridges. First the historical developments of cable-supported bridges are described. Next, the structural characteristics with emphasis on cable-stayed bridges are discussed in some detail. Discussions on the dynamics of cable-supported bridges, mainly under wind and earthquake disturbances, follow. Technical issues relevant to longer span bridges as well as issues which need more attention in cable-supported bridges are also presented.