Punt da Suransuns, Via mala

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    Ing. Jürg Conzett, Chur

    Here, one can see how the structure of the bridge functions (my interpretation anyway):

    The supporting flat steel members were pulled back and put under tension (see base-plates for winches in foreground?), were then loaded with the stone slabs (between which there is a thin stainless-steel sheet), which were then wedged together, forming a compression-plane (one can see the wedges jutting out above the 'eyelets'), thus keeping the bridge from swaying.

    Voila. (am I right?)

    The railing has nothing to do with the support of the bridge.

    Check out the 'set' on the right for more pictures of this one.

    wowo72, mnemotopy, jutok, and 6 other people added this photo to their favorites.

    1. wowo72 64 months ago | reply

      I love this bridge

    2. schromann 64 months ago | reply

      yeah, it's a beaut.

      Inspiring.

    3. tlpjr 39 months ago | reply

      Wow. I bet somewhere there is a film of when they released the tension and this bridge took it's form. I'd love to see it. Never heard of this guy. Thanks for posting.

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