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Pedestrian Suspension Bridges
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This waymark category is for the type of pedestrian bridge which is suspended by cables. They can also be known as swinging bridges as the smaller ones swing and bounce when you walk over them!
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Formerly the Suspension bridges for pedestrians only locationless cache (GCD66F)

A suspension bridge suspends the path from main cables or ropes, which extend from one end of the bridge to the other. These cables rest on top of high towers and have to be securely anchored into the bank at either end of the bridge.

The towers enable the main cables to be draped over long distances. Most of the weight or load of the bridge is transferred by the cables to the anchorage systems. These are imbedded in either solid rock or huge concrete blocks.

Capilano Suspension Bridge
http://www.capbridge.com

Cable Stayed Pedestrian Bridges will also be accepted in this category. In the cable-stayed bridge, the towers form the primary load-bearing structure. A cantilever approach is often used for support of the bridge deck near the towers, but areas further from them are supported by cables running directly to the towers. This has the disadvantage, compared to the suspension bridge, of the cables pulling to the sides as opposed to directly up, requiring the bridge deck to be stronger to resist the resulting horizontal compression loads; but has the advantage of not requiring firm anchorages to resist a horizontal pull of the cables, as in the suspension bridge. All static horizontal forces are balanced so that the supporting tower does not tend to tilt or slide, needing only to resist such forces from the live loads.

Cable-stayed bridge, fan design example

Instructions for Posting a Pedestrian Suspension Bridges Waymark:

We will accept any pedestrian (foot) suspension type bridge as a new waypoint. No traffic (vehicle) bridges please.

  • Only pedestrian footbridges.
  • Be sure to post the coordinates of your find. Preferably from a spot on the bridge itself.
  • Upload at least one photo of the bridge and set it as the default image.
  • Include any history about the brigde that you may know or that you find by researching the history of this bridge.
  • Instructions for Visiting a Waymark in this Category:
  • Walk across the bridge! That is why you came here, wasn't it?
  • Bring a camera so that you can take a photo of the bridge. Upload at least one photo that you took of the bridge, you or others can be in the photo.
  • Include any additional history that you may know or have learned about the bridge.
  • Last but not least, include any story you may have about finding the bridge or your journey across the bridge.
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    Pedestrian Suspension BridgesJohn M Macintyre Bridge, Belmont, Vic, Australia

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    A pedestrian bridge over the Barwon River

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member blingg

    location: Victoria, Australia

    date approved: 5/10/2019

    last visited: never

    Image for Lorne pedestrian Bridge - Lorne Victoriaview gallery

    SWSW52.1 km

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    Pedestrian Suspension BridgesLorne pedestrian Bridge - Lorne Victoria

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    A timber suspension bridge across the Erskine River near it's mouth

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bucketeer

    location: Victoria, Australia

    date approved: 6/16/2011

    last visited: 5/31/2018

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    NENE72.4 km

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    Pedestrian Suspension BridgesW H Robinson Reserve, Merri Creek, Victoria, Australia

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    A suspension bridge in a quiet and leafy suburban park crossing the Merri Creek.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Rabbitto

    location: Victoria, Australia

    date approved: 5/8/2010

    last visited: 10/15/2016

    Image for Dandenong Creek - Dandenong, Victoria, Australiaview gallery

    EE78.5 km

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    Pedestrian Suspension BridgesDandenong Creek - Dandenong, Victoria, Australia

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    A steel framed pedestrian suspension bridge close to the heart of the City of Dandenong.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Rabbitto

    location: Victoria, Australia

    date approved: 6/12/2010

    last visited: 9/29/2010

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    Pedestrian Suspension BridgesWilhelmina Falls Suspension Bridge

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    There are several pedestrian suspension bridges in the Murrindindi Scenic Reserve, this one allows you to cross the Murrindindi River to visit the Wilhelmina Falls, a 1.8km walk.

    posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member killerbunnies

    location: Victoria, Australia

    date approved: 10/22/2006

    last visited: 12/29/2009

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