Suspended bridge deck
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A suspended bridge deck is a structural element of several different types of bridges. Many designs use a number of vertical cables or bars in tension to support the deck, these elements being attached to an overhead structure of some type:
- Through arch bridge - An overhead arch (in compression) can support a suspended deck.
- Suspension bridge - A suspension cable or chain (in tension) supports a suspended deck, which can then be level (or near-level) for passage across the bridge.