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  Suspension bridge - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
This kind of bridge is particularly pleasing to the visual senses, with one beautiful example of the type being the Golden Gate Bridge at the entrance to San Francisco Bay.
The main forces in a suspension bridge are tension in the main cables and compression in the pillars.
However in a rope bridge the deck itself is suspended from the anchored piers and the guardrails are non-structural.
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 Suspension bridge - Iridis Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
A suspension bridge is a bridge that consists of two multiple column pillars (or pylons), one on either end of the central span, with two or more cables slung between them.
The bridge will usually have two smaller spans, running between either pair of pillars and the land, which may be supported by suspender cables or not, — in the latter case there will be very little arc in the outboard main cables.
The design was developed in the early 19th century (early examples include the Menai and Conwy Suspension Bridges (both opened in 1826) in north Wales and the first Hammersmith Bridge (1827) in west London), and has become widely used since.
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 Articles - Conwy Suspension Bridge   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Conwy Suspension Bridge was one of the first road suspension bridges in the world.
Located in the medieval town of Conwy in the traditional county of Caernarfonshire, north Wales, it is now only passable on foot.
The suspension bridge runs alongside the wrought iron tubular railway bridge built by Robert Stephenson.
www.foreverd.com /articles/Conwy_Suspension_Bridge   (163 words)

  
 Suspension bridge
A suspension bridge is a bridge that consists of two pairs of pillars, one on either end of the span, with two or more cables slung between them.
The main forcess in a suspension bridge are tension in the main cables and compression in the pillars.
A bridge with a center span of 3,290 m or 10,800 feet is proposed to connect Italy and Sicily but construction has not yet begun.
www.brainyencyclopedia.com /encyclopedia/s/su/suspension_bridge.html   (617 words)

  
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Conwy was of the key parts of Edward I's iron ring of castles designed to control the native Welsh, work began on the castle in 1283.
Conwy saw some action in the Civil War, but afterwards was left to the decay until the last century.
The Conwy bridge was one of the first suspension bridges to be built in the world.
www.wales-calling.com /castles/conwy-castle.htm   (530 words)

  
 Suspension bridge   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
A suspension bridge is a bridge that consists of two multiple column pillar s (or pylon s), one on either end of the central span, with two or more cable s slung between them.
The main force s in a suspension bridge are tension in the main cables and compression in the pillars.
The Tacoma Narrows are prone to sustained and moderately strong wind s, with which the bridge had a tendency to resonate, leading to its collapse only months after completion.
www.worldhistory.com /wiki/S/Suspension-bridge.htm   (1466 words)

  
 Context for World Heritage Bridges
Several concepts that later became standard bridge practice first were illustrated in this volume: the tied arch, the Pauli or lenticular truss (in wood), the all-metal truss (in cast brass), a portable, metal chain-link suspension bridge, the use of metal in reinforcing wooden bridges, and the eye-bar tension member (again in brass).
Bridges in areas other than Europe and the USA should be investigated, as the colonial empires of several nations were at their peak during the autumn years of the 19th century.
This bridge, designed by E H Duggan and Phelps Johnson with Ralph Modjeski as consultant, was criticized by many engineers as being the ugliest, while the cantilever was generally regarded as a type, especially those of American origin, whose profile was unsightly despite their record lengths.
www.icomos.org /studies/bridges.htm   (14363 words)

  
 Crystal Palace luxury collectors case. For Swarovski Crystal in 24K goldplated with halogen lighting built in.
A suspension bridge is a bridge that consists of two multiple column pillars, one on either end of the central span, with two or more cables slung between them.
The bridge usually also has two smaller spans, running between either pair of pillars and the land, which may be supported by suspender cables or not, — in the latter case there will be very little arc in the outboard main cables.
Assuming a fairly negligible cable weight compared to the deck and vehicles being supported, a suspension bridge's main cables will form a parabola (very similar to a catenary, the form the unloaded Swarovski cables take before the deck is added).
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 Aerial photograph of the three bridges at Conwy: railway bridge, suspension bridge and new road bridge, 1996 :: ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Aerial photograph of Conwy Castle and the three bridges which cross the Conwy estuary: Conwy railway bridge, Conwy suspension bridge, and Conwy road bridge.
Conwy suspension bridge (in the centre) was designed and built by Thomas Telford (1757-1834) and was completed in 1826.
Conwy Tubular Bridge (top of picture) was built by Robert Stephenson (1803-59) to carry the railway across the estuary - it was officially opened in 1849.
www.gtj.org.uk /en/item1/6567   (334 words)

  
 Conwy Castle
The majestic old suspension bridge connecting the castle with the main peninsula, depicted in many representations of the castle over the years, still guards the main approach to the castle.
All eight of the castle's towers were individually lit with spotlights, along with sections of the curtain wall and the old suspension bridge.
Conwy was ultimately a powerful reminder of why we came to this marvelous place called Wales.
www.castlewales.com /conwy.html   (2100 words)

  
 Sappers Suspension Bridge over the Conwy River, Snowdonia.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Spanning Afon Conwy across from St Michael's Church, this bridge was erected in 1930 to replace an older wooden footbridge built by Royal Engineers between 1914-18 and which was swept away in a flood in 1928.
The placid stretch of river immediately downriver of this bridge is known as Church pool on whose waters during late winter and springtime, the moorhen can often be oserved making its way to a nest on a platform of aquatic vegetation in the bushes at the edge of the river.
By crossing the bridge from St Michael's side, and following a footpath, you will reach a small group of lodging houses from which a fine view across the village is obtained.
snowdoniaaccommodationwales.co.uk /commonfiles/sappers.htm   (125 words)

  
 Wales on the Web Conwy — A Movie of the Town   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Wales on the Web Conwy - wales flash movie Located between the mountains and the sea standing sentinel at the mouth of a wide estuary, Conwy is the most complete as well as one of the best looking fortified towns that Europe has to offer.
As eye-catching as the castle, are the bridges that span the estuary.
Thomas Telford's suspension bridge was completed in 1826 to carry the A5 road through to Holyhead and ultimately Dublin.
www.worldwidewales.tv /html/movie-83.php   (532 words)

  
 Historic properties & collections - Conservation | The National Trust   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Designed and built by Thomas Telford, this elegant suspension bridge was completed in 1826.
The Conwy Suspension Bridge, opened in July 1826, was one of engineer Thomas Telford’s greatest achievements.
Today, the 327-foot span is still supported by the original massive chains and the toll-house has been restored and furnished as it would have been 100 years ago.
www.nationaltrust.org.uk /historicproperties/index.cfm?fuseaction=property&property_id=219   (316 words)

  
 Dave Williams Web Gallery Castle pages   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
One of Conwy's best-known landmarks, the Telford suspension bridge, was almost demolished in the 1960s.
Faced with big maintenance bills, borough councillors decided to hold a referendum on whether to demolish the bridge, opened in 1926.
He removed it from the view normally seen from one of Conwy Castle's towers and the result was later printed in national and provincial papers and shown on television.
www.colwyn1.freeserve.co.uk /bridgepoll.htm   (199 words)

  
 Hotels Conwy Suspension Bridge
The hotels are listed in order of proximity to Conwy Suspension Bridge.
Please note that all distances are approximate and as the crow flies.
If you cannot find the hotels at Conwy Suspension Bridge you are looking for why not try out Hotels Reservation team on +44 (0)870 143 9070
www.findhotelrooms.co.uk /4-0/hotels/c/conwy-suspension-bridge/35047   (235 words)

  
 Suspension bridge - Enpsychlopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
For information concerning an earlier type (still in use for some pedestrian crossings) see simple suspension bridge.
7 The largest suspension bridges in the world
American Society of Civil Engineers ( http://www.asce.org/history/hp_bridges.html) History and Heritage of Civil Engineering - Bridges
www.grohol.com /psypsych/Suspension_bridge   (2071 words)

  
 Staying In Wales Microsite - Conwy Suspension Bridge
Staying In Wales Microsite - Conwy Suspension Bridge
--> Designed and built by Thomas Telford, this elegant suspension bridge was completed in 1826.
100m from Conwy town centre, adjacent to Conwy Castle [115: SH785775] Cycle: NCN5.
www.thisweek.co.uk /consumer/attrac/microsite.asp?unique_id=242   (94 words)

  
 Bridgemeister - All Three At Conwy   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Most bridge enthusiasts know about Telford's suspension bridge at Conwy (on the left) and Stephenson's tubular rail bridge (on the right), but did you know there was another suspension bridge sandwiched between the two?
Click here for related inventory entry: 1826 Conwy (Conway) - Conwy, Wales, United Kingdom (River Conwy).
Click here for related inventory entry: 1904 (footbridge) - Conwy, Wales, United Kingdom (River Conwy).
www.bridgemeister.com /pic.php?pid=718   (65 words)

  
 Lets Go There - Conwy Suspension Bridge, Historic Site/Attraction in Conwy, GwyneddSummary
Lets Go There - Conwy Suspension Bridge, Historic Site/Attraction in Conwy, GwyneddSummary
View location for Conwy Suspension Bridge and get directions.
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 Conwy Suspension Bridge, Conwy. Hand picked Places to Visit in Conwy, Wales
Hand picked Places to Visit in Conwy, Wales
Designed and built by Thomas Telford, the bridge was completed in 1826.
Please check prices or opening times before booking as they may be subject to alteration
www.heritagebritain.com /places/319.html   (74 words)

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