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Federal Highway Administration Research and Technology
Coordinating, Developing, and Delivering Highway Transportation Innovations

This report is an archived publication and may contain dated technical, contact, and link information
Publication Number: FHWA-HRT-05-083
Date: August 2007

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Chapter 2. Compilation Of Existing Information


An extensive literature survey was initially performed to create a baseline for the current study. An online database of references was produced so that all members of the project team could add or extract information as necessary. The database has 198 references; includes the article titles, authors, reference information, and abstracts (when attainable); and has built-in search capabilities. Examples of search pages and a full listing of the references in this database are included in appendix A.


An inventory of cable-stayed bridges in the United States was created to organize and share existing records with the entire project team. This database includes information on geometry, cable properties, cable anchorages, aerodynamic detailing, site conditions, and observed responses to wind for 26 cable-stayed bridges. The inventory is stored in Microsoft® Access (Microsoft Office) database format, which allows for easy data entry and retrieval. Complete descriptions, examples of data forms, and a full list of bridges in the database are given in appendix B.

This electronic database of U.S. cable-stayed bridges, along with the reference database, has been given to FHWA. The databases are expected to be launched on the Internet for use by the engineering community.

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