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Suspension Bridges—The Challenge of Wind

Lecture no. 16 from the course: Understanding the World's Greatest Structures

Suspension Bridges—The Challenge of Wind

Taught by Professor Stephen Ressler | 31 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online Science Course

In July 1940, the Tacoma Narrows Bridge dramatically collapsed in a steady 42-mph wind. In this concluding lecture on suspension bridges, focus on how the Brooklyn Bridge, the Severn Bridge, and other bridges were designed to combat the second great challenge of these record-breaking bridges: their vulnerability to wind-induced vibrations.

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