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Stiffening Girders of Two Suspended Light Metal Footbridges at Alpnach, Switzerland

In the village of Alpnach in Switzerland there are two suspension footbridges known as the Grunder bridge and the Schwand bridge, over thc Little and the Great Schlieren rivers respectively. The wooden stiffening girdcrs of these bridges were found to rot after five or six years and in 1956 it became necessary to replace them for the third time since the bridges were built. K. Sutter and A. M. Mackie

Author(s): Sutter, K;Mackie, A M

Keywords: footbridges;stiffening beams;alpnach, switzerland;aluminium