Cable stays

Cable stays

Straight cables connected directly to a roof or floor structure, and anchored to a mast, allowing greater clear spans within the structure. They transfer loads from the structure to the top of the mast, which transmits them to the foundations.
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The main bridge deck will be made from reinforced concrete and the spans will be supported by steel cable stays attached to towers rising up to between 80 and 125m above the river bed.
Fabricating the large caisson clamps is a permanent solution consisting of installing three piles next to the SIRI subsea storage tank and connecting them to the caissons with the fabricated clamps including cable stays.
On the consideration of the sag nonlinearity in the inclined cable stays, it is convenient to use an equivalent straight cable element with an equivalent modulus of elasticity, which can well describe the catenary action of the cable.
One of the cable stays had snapped and just one wire is now supporting the pole.
The east and west approach spans will be supported by the cable stays.
Right now crews are adjusting the cable stays and assembling the last two fill sections.
Maintaining the traffic flow from the existing I-93 to Storrow Drive effected the layout of the cable stays.
Leaded ridges provide ballast, and the structures are further anchored at three points by metal cable stays running 30m down the outside of the ancient masonry to be fixed to the rock.
The delta frames serve both to connect the roadway box-girder segments and as the anchorage location for the cable stays.
The cable stay bridge design was chosen (a simpler box girder based alternative scheme omitted the pylon and cable stays) because of its symbolic potential.