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Taken January 18, 2022
Photo taken by Drew a. Walters
BH Photo #525935
I’m pretty sure the cables are functional. You’d be amazed how much tension a steel rope is capable of carrying—typically tens of thousands of pounds for a cable this size. There are many vertical attachments, which dramatically reduce point loads on the main cables. The steel bookends that the cables are attached to are clearly designed to handle large tension loads as well (heavy gauge steel and anchor bolt foundations) . Stringers are also pretty skinny and would need to have some help clearing this distance in a single bound.
having an underneath view would be useful. also it seems like there is a plaque next to the bridge, builders could determine quality
I agree with Jesse. This could be borderline if the suspension cable is more decorative than functional, as that cable doesn't look it offers much in terms of structural integrity.
i wonder if the suspension is purely decorative or actually places a role in structural integrity