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Suspension Bridge in Patapsco State Park

Engineer / Architect: N/A
Location: Patapsco Valley State Park
Baltimore, MD
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Structural Form: suspension bridge, steel cables, towers, timber deck
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Technical Details: A suspension bridge works by transferring the vertical dead and live loads on the deck to the main suspension cables via small vertical cables. The main suspension cable carries this load through tension to the columns, putting them in compression. Columns carry the load down to the ground.
Image Source(s): Rachel Sangree
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