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How cantilever bridges are different from other types of bridges?

Question asked by zaveri in #Coffee Room on Jul 15, 2012
zaveri
zaveri · Jul 15, 2012
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A very general question, what is a cantilever bridge , and how does it vary from other types of bridges ?

Since cantilever beams are beams which are supported rigidly at one end and free at the other, then how does the cantilever bridge live up to its name ? Posted in: #Coffee Room
Ramani Aswath
Ramani Aswath · Jul 15, 2012
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The cantilever bridge has two cantilevers projecting from either bank. The projecting ends are linked by a suspension span.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cantilever_bridge
The Howrah Bridge is one of the finest examples of a cantilever bridge.
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The Firth of Forth Railway Bridge ( I have seen it. Majestic!) is another:
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Mohamed Amir
Mohamed Amir · Nov 8, 2012
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bridge formed by two projecting beams or trusses that are joined in the center by a connecting member and are supported on piers and anchored by counterbalancing members.

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