• Summary:- John Roebling was one of the most visionary bridge engineers of the 19th Century. He started the fabrication of bridge cables and pioneered the design of suspension bridges for which he initiated the use of stay cables to stiffen them. After WW2 the use of stay cables was re-discovered and the new type of cable-stayed bridges became very successful. The developments Roebling started 150 years ago are still in progress today.
  • Keywords:- Suspension bridges, Stay cables, Cable-stayed bridges, Bridge construction, Bridge ropes, Deflections, Aerodynamics, parallel wire cables, parallel strand cables, concentrated tendons
  • Duration:- 17:08 minutes
  • Event:- Weimar