Some of the best looking bridges on the U.S. Interstate system are the new, cable-stayed bridges.
You may have seen them: They have cables and look similar to suspension bridges, but their cables suspend the bridge deck from towers. The cables radiate from the towers, which are typically higher than the usual suspension bridge towers, and they have a sleek and dynamic look to them.
We took a look at the new welding techniques that had to be developed for those bridges, and for other new bridge designs in the April issue of Welding magazine.
It’s not available on-line.

Besides looking at bridge construction, we also took a look at ways to put heat treating to work, and safe practices for that old stand-by, oxy-acetylene welding. And, we have a good reference article on choosing the correct brazing alloy for to match your job.

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