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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

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Written by Meredith Stark

September 10, 2014 at 1:24 pm

Posted in Built

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