Continuing Education

Pedestrian Bridges - Unique Design and Analysis [B2]

Bridges that carry only people sometimes take a back burner to vehicular bridges. We have two case studies to prove that preconceived notion wrong. The Fanny Appleton Bridge is a slender Vierendeel arch that was part of the Longfellow Bridge Design-Build project and involved significant vibration analysis. The 41st Street Pedestrian Bridge located just south of downtown Chicago spans over historic Lake Shore Drive and six active railroad tracks and features an elegant "S" curve--no small feat for any bridge, especially over Lake Shore Drive.

Intended Audience: Engineers, Detailers

  • Date: 4/3/2019 - 4/5/2019
  • PDH Credits: 0


William Goulet, SE ; Marian Barth, PE ; Dipal Vimawala, PE ; Jixign He

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