Publication year: 2005
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Stress-ribbon bridges' is the term used to describe structures formed by a very slender concrete deck in the shape of a catenary. They can be designed with one or more spans and are characterized by successive and complementary smooth curves. These curves blend into the natural environment and their forms, the most simple and basic of structural solutions, clearly articulate the flow of internal forces which can be erected without undue pressure on the environment. Stress Ribbon and Cable-supported Pedestrian Bridges looks at how slender concrete deck are used in the design of suspension and cable stayed structures.