Even though cable-stayed bridges look futuristic, the idea for them goes back a long way. The first known sketch of


Even though cable-stayed bridges look futuristic, the idea for them goes back a long way. The first known sketch of a cable- stayed bridge appears in a book called Machinae Novae published in 1595, but it wasn’t until this century that engineers began to use them. In post-World War ll Europe, where steel was scarce, the design was perfect for rebuilding bombed out bridges that still had standing foundations. Cable stay bridges have begun to be erected in the United States only recently, but the response has been passionate.
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