This is a single suspension bridge from my historical inventory of suspension bridges.
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|1839 Saint André-de-Cubzac (Cubzac)|
|Saint André-de-Cubzac, France (Dordogne River)|
|Principals:||Marie Fortuné de Vergès, Emil Martin|
|Main cables:||Wire (iron)|
|Main spans:||5 x 109m|
- This is perhaps one of the most fanciful large suspension bridges ever built.
- Destroyed in a storm, 1869. Its replacement (a truss bridge) was completed in 1883. The approaches and the bottom halves of the suspension bridge towers were strengthened and used for the replacement. Compare the photos of the replacement Structurae to the images of the suspension bridge below.
- AAJ citing Engineering News-Record: "Vergès used inclined tie cables running from the top of the tower at one end of a span to a roadway-level connection on the opposite tower."
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