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zaveri • Jul 15, 2012

How cantilever bridges are different from other types of bridges?

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 ?
The cantilever bridge has two cantilevers projecting from either bank. The projecting ends are linked by a suspension span.
The Howrah Bridge is one of the finest examples of a cantilever bridge.

The Firth of Forth Railway Bridge ( I have seen it. Majestic!) is another:
Mohamed Amir
Mohamed Amir • Nov 8, 2012
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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