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.

See also[edit]

  • Bridge - for a visual index of various bridge types
  • Cable-stayed bridge - the suspension elements are not vertical and impose compression forces upon a rigid deck