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13 suspension bridges were found for search criteria: GHD . All 13 bridges from the search results appear below. Wherever you see a "Bridgemeister ID" number you can click it to isolate the bridge on its own page. If you don't see what you were looking for, try an image search with the same criteria: GHD. This will find the bridge if it is pictured on the site, but is not a catenary suspension bridge.
1816 Spider
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA (Schuylkill River)
Bridgemeister ID:20
References:AAJ, BOB, BPL, GHD, HBE, LAB, PTS2
Principals:Josiah White, Erskine Hazard
Use:Footbridge
Status:Removed
Main cables:Wire (iron)
Main span:393.75f
Notes
  • Narrow footbridge. First wire bridge in North America. HBE notes "first wire suspension bridge in any country."
  • Often described as having collapsed under the weight of ice and snow, Don Sayenga notes that no contemporary sources confirm this demise. Since the nearby chain bridge did fail under weight of ice and snow, he believes this fate has been misattributed to the White and Hazard footbridge. Don believes the bridge was just dismantled at some point after June, 1816.
  • Al Zagofsky also wrote to explain there was no evidence of this bridge collapsing under weight of ice and snow. Al writes: "According to an original source Captain Joshua Rowley Watson, who inspected the bridge on June 15, 1816: '...There was a bridge, but which by the weight of ice and snow, has been carried away.' This refers to the previous bridge that the cable bridge was temporarily replacing. I did not see any cause for failure of the wire rope bridge. My guess is that it was removed when the regular bridge was repaired. The same article shows a sketch that he made, showing the main span to be 407 feet. I am looking at the Canal History and Technology Proceedings Vol 5, March 22, 1986."
1822 (footbridge)
Annonay, France (Cance River)
Bridgemeister ID:375
Structurae ID:0006497
References:AAJ, BBR, GHD, LAB, TTSB
Principals:Marc Seguin, Camille Seguin, Jules Seguin, Paul Seguin, Charles Seguin
Use:Footbridge
Status:Removed
Main cables:Wire (iron)
Suspended spans:1
Main span:18m
Notes
  • Test structure, but recognized as first wire bridge in France.
1823 Saint Antoine
Geneva, Switzerland
Bridgemeister ID:377
Structurae ID:0000895
References:AAJ, GHD, HBE, LAB, MOS, PTS2
Principals:Guillame Henri Dufour, Marc Seguin, Marc-Auguste Pictet
Status:Removed, c.1864
Main cables:Wire (iron)
Suspended spans:2
Main spans:2 x 40m
Deck width:7.5f
1824 Galaure
Saint-Vallier, France (Galaure River)
Bridgemeister ID:1824
Structurae ID:0006498
References:GHD, MOS
Principals:Seguin Brothers
Status:Collapsed, 1844
Main cables:Wire (iron)
Suspended spans:1
Main span:30m
Notes
1825 Pâquis
Geneva, Switzerland
Bridgemeister ID:1825
References:AAJ, GHD
Principals:Guillame Henri Dufour
Status:Demolished, early 1850's
Main cables:Wire (iron)
Suspended spans:2
Main spans:2 x 41m
1825 Tain-Tournon
Tournon-sur-Rhône and Tain, France (Rhône River)
Bridgemeister ID:378
Structurae ID:0000156
References:AAJ, ASB, BBR, BPF, GHD, LAB, MOS, PTS2, TTSB
Principals:Marc Seguin
Use:Vehicular
Status:Removed, 1965
Main cables:Wire (iron)
Suspended spans:2
Main spans:2 x 278.88f
Deck width:13.75f
Notes
1829 Beaucaire
Beaucaire and Tarascon, France (Rhône River)
Bridgemeister ID:626
Structurae ID:0012664
References:AAJ, ASB, GHD, PTS2
Principals:Jules Seguin, Joseph Chaley
Status:Removed
Main cables:Wire (iron)
Suspended spans:4
Main spans:2 x 393.72f
Side spans:2 x 307.1f
Notes
  • Flooring failed, 1887.
Postcard, collection of David Denenberg
1830 Feurs
Feurs, France (Loire River)
Bridgemeister ID:1543
References:GHD
Principals:Jules Seguin
Use:Vehicular
Status:Replaced, 1926
Main cables:Wire (iron)
Suspended spans:2
1833 Chauvigny
Chauvigny, France (Vienne River)
Bridgemeister ID:1544
References:AAJ, GHD
Principals:Jules Seguin
Use:Vehicular
Status:Removed
Main cables:Wire (iron)
Main span:246.08f
Deck width:14.44f
1834 Ile aux Barques (Bergues)
Ile aux Barques, Geneva, Switzerland
Bridgemeister ID:1826
Structurae ID:0017858
References:AAJ, GHD
Principals:Guillame Henri Dufour
Use:Footbridge
Status:Removed, 1881
Main cables:Wire (iron)
Suspended spans:1
Main span:33.5m
Notes
  • GHD: "...asymmetrical bridge supported by a single pier."
  • Ile aux Barques is now known as Ile Jean-Jacques Rousseau.
  • This location is better known for the large underspanned suspension bridge completed in 1834 by Dufour (documented in great detail in reference GHD). I have, thus far, omitted the underspanned bridge from the inventory. This entry is for the small footbridge that connected to the larger underspanned bridge. Follow the image link for more information.
Stereoview, collection of David Denenberg
1839 Basse-Chaîne (Angers)
Angers, France (Maine River)
Bridgemeister ID:993
Structurae ID:0004743
References:AAJ, GHD, HBE, PTS2
Principals:Joseph Chaley
Status:Collapsed, 1850
Main cables:Wire (iron)
Suspended spans:1
Main span:334.66f
Deck width:23.62f
Notes
  • Collapsed under weight of maching troops, April 16, 1850, killing more than 200 soldiers. Collapse precipitated French virtual moratorium on suspension bridge building bringing to a close the prolific era of French wire cable suspension bridges.
Postcard, collection of David Denenberg
1840 Gotteron
Fribourg, Switzerland (Sarine River)
Bridgemeister ID:398
Structurae ID:0006448
References:AAJ, GHD, PTS2
Principals:Joseph Chaley
Use:Vehicular
Status:Removed
Main cables:Wire (iron)
Suspended spans:1
Main span:220m
Notes
Postcard, courtesy of Eric Sakowski
1853 Peney
Peney, Geneva, Switzerland (Rhône River)
Bridgemeister ID:1827
References:GHD
Principals:Hug
Status:Collapsed, May 24, 1853
Main cables:Wire (iron)
Suspended spans:1
Main span:100m
Notes
  • GHD describes how Dufour designed the bridge but was replaced (for political reasons) by a novice engineer, Mr. Hug who produced his own design. The bridge collapsed under test loading.



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