Truss End Links
Last updated on 3 Oct 2012
Following the assessment of the Suspended Span Truss, these critical structural members were found to be significantly overstressed during certain combinations of loading.
However, given the cost and difficulty in replacing these elements, and the potential disruption to bridge users, further examination of the probability of certain combinations of load occurring, and further structural analysis has been carried out to try to determine the most realistic levels of stress in the members.
As a result of this work, there is now the potential to strengthen the existing links rather than carry out a full replacement and engineering analysis is continuing to try to determine a workable strengthening scheme.
Strengthening the existing Truss End Links would cost significantly less than the full replacement of all eight elements.
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