Author Topic: Stress at anchor points?  (Read 1906 times)


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Stress at anchor points?
« on: October 23, 2001, 03:08:13 AM »
I'm working on level 11 for the normal bridge set.  I built up a tower of sorts in the center of the river (two anchor points there) and then suspended cables to hold up either side of the bridge.  What I found is that the whole bridge looks good... except for the deck sections on each end (one each) that go from the train tracks to the next bridge section.  Right off the bat they're showing bad tension.  I've tried putting towers at those ends, but even if I run cables down from that point the stress (and eventual train collapse) still happen.

I love the game though.  Really makes you think. ':)'  Well,as best you can with a few glasses of scotch in 'ya.

Any advice would be greatly appreciated!



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Stress at anchor points?
« Reply #1 on: October 23, 2001, 04:30:11 AM »
A simple tactic that works for almost every bridge is to build a row of triangles as big as you can above your deck. For level 11, you can do just that, then support the middle from the bottom w/ more triangles


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« Reply #2 on: October 23, 2001, 05:07:50 AM »
Well, if you want to do it with cables, you can always put 1 upright heavy steel segment at each end, and run a cable from itīs top to the end of the first and second deck.

Probably a waste of $, but works well for my cable version(sub-70k$)