We received a grant from the Thornton Tomasetti Foundation for the research project, “New Rope Bridge Deployment Details for Variations in Site and Scale.” This project will build on our previous Thornton Tomasetti Foundation supported investigation, “Rapid Rope Bridge Deployment.”

The project’s goal is to develop a more versatile set of suspended footbridge designs and deployment procedures for use following a disaster. As was done in the previous project, the footbridges will be designed so they can be constructed from just one side of a crossing (i.e., the second side is not initially accessible). The designs will take into account adjustability for a variety of spans and also consider hardware anchorage connections in addition to tree supports on the initially inaccessible end of the bridge.

February 2020

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