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How FLEXIBLE should a bridge be?

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Jul 17, 2022 - 4:55:57 PM
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59402 posts since 12/14/2005

Asking for a friend.  wink

Edited by - Bill Rogers on 07/17/2022 18:38:42

Jul 17, 2022 - 6:02:57 PM

33 posts since 7/24/2021

Hilarious !

Jul 17, 2022 - 6:04:07 PM

33 posts since 7/24/2021

Well … unless you were on the bridge !

Jul 17, 2022 - 7:34:43 PM

kww

USA

1765 posts since 6/21/2008

When I went to school, this film was a part of the freshman engineering curriculum ... a cautionary tale.

Jul 17, 2022 - 8:24:36 PM
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59402 posts since 12/14/2005

That bridge was known as "Galloping Gertie", and it DID eventually fall apart.

Tacoma, Washington.

Here's a more detailed video:

https://youtu.be/hyiYjthZimM

Jul 17, 2022 - 8:53:53 PM
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RB3

USA

1422 posts since 4/12/2004

I'll bet that guy who designed the bridge was a banjo player who thought that a good bridge design should promote resonance.

Edited by - RB3 on 07/17/2022 20:55:58

Jul 17, 2022 - 10:39:29 PM
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Bart Veerman

Canada

5293 posts since 1/5/2005

Quite obviously, a compensated bridge is required here wink

Jul 18, 2022 - 5:22:41 AM

244 posts since 11/28/2006

quote:
Originally posted by Bart Veerman

Quite obviously, a compensated bridge is required here wink


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