Buildings And Bridges Are Made To Bend In The Wind

Bay Bridge SAS Main Cable What’s that image? That’s a cross section of the main suspension cable for the new Self Anchored Span (SAS) on the new San Francisco – Oakland Bay Bridge. The SAS main cable is made up of 137 individually pulled segments, a total of over 17,000 individual wires. And they just completed the stringing operation, a month early:

I love this kind of thing; I’m addicted to shows like Build It Bigger, World’s Toughest Fixes, Big, Bigger, Biggest, etc. I own a few books on Boston’s Big Dig and other such projects. There have already been episodes on the new Bay Bridge, and I’m sure there will be more once it is completed. Anything with extreme engineering. (Yes, I watched all of Extreme Engineering too.)

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