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Why did we go for an arch bridge, and not a cable bridge as is for the new road bridge at the Nile?

Tue, 03/20/2018 - 06:43 -- sgradmin

a) Cable bridges are not commonly used for freight railways due to challenges associated with heavy loads, dynamic loading and other design difficulties.
b) There is need to use designs and technology that have been widely used and tested over time to preclude the risk of structural failure associated with new technologies and designs.
c) For the given span and loading, an arch bridge is the most economically feasible bridge for the proposed SGR Nile bridge.

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