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Hovenring – Eindhoven, Netherlands

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Structure: Hovenring, Circular Cycle Bridge
Location: Eindhoven, Netherlands
Architect: ipv Delft
Completed: 2012
Engineers: ipv Delft, Eindhoven University of Technology*, Delft University of Technology*

AE Interest: first suspended bicycle roundabout; concrete structure rather than steel; supported from beneath by columns and from above by steel cables attached to a central steel column; *engineering professors at local universities were asked to research a cable vibration problem, and they found that the wind was creating vortexes around the cables—fixed problem by applying additional dampers at cable connections




Written by Meredith Stark

September 10, 2014 at 1:24 pm

Posted in Built

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