Suspension Bridge

A bridge in which the roadway deck is suspended from cables that pass over two towers.

Clifton Suspension Bridge Designed in 1830 by Isambard Kingdom Brunel. Construction began in 1836 but was interrupted in 1843 through lack of funds. It was not until 1864 that the bridge was completed as a monument to Brunel. The Clifton Suspension Bridge spans the Avon Gorge near Bristol.

Stiffened Suspension Bridge

A suspension bridge with a stiff horizontal deck.

See also: Bridge, Brunel, Isambard Kingdom.

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Subjects: Civil Engineering