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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

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 BridgesForest Park Suspension Bridge - St. Louis, Missouri

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    Suspension bridge along one the walking trails in Forest Park in St. Louis.

    posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS

    location: Missouri

    date approved: 12/22/2007

    last visited: 4/6/2011

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    Pedestrian Suspension BridgesGeneral Dean Suspension Bridge

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    Located just outside the city of Carlyle, this 130 year old bridge is one of the oldest suspension bridges in the area. At one time, many years ago, it was open for horse and buggy. It is now only accessible by pedestrians.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member paulspaper

    location: Illinois

    date approved: 8/25/2007

    last visited: 5/2/2007

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