As originally constructed, the center span of the George Washington Bridge consisted of a uniform roadway suspended

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As originally constructed, the center span of the George Washington Bridge consisted of a uniform roadway suspended from four cables. The uniform load supported by each cable was w = 9.75 kips/ft along the horizontal. Knowing that the span L is 3500 ft and that the sag h is 316 ft, determine for the original configuration
(a) The maximum tension in each cable,
(b) The length of each cable.
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Vector Mechanics for Engineers Statics and Dynamics

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Authors: Ferdinand Beer, E. Russell Johnston, Jr., Elliot Eisenberg, William Clausen, David Mazurek, Phillip Cornwell

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