The IUP Journal of Structural Engineering
Analysis and Design of an RC Cable-Stayed Bridge

Article Details
Pub. Date : Oct, 2021
Product Name : The IUP Journal of Structural Engineering
Product Type : Article
Product Code : IJSE21021
Author Name : Aishwarya Sadarjoshi1, Sandhyarani Kalarakoppa2, R Shreedhar3, Pavan V Gudi4 and Nitin Deshpande5
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Subject/Domain : Science and Technology
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No. of Pages : 12



Bridges have played an important role in the development of earliest civilizations. APJ Abdul Kalam, the former president of India, believed that "physical communication between two places paves way for development". This belief inspired great scholars across the world. One of them was Girish Bharadwaj, also called 'Sethu Bandhu' and 'Bridgeman of India', for building around 127 low-cost and eco-friendly bridges in remote villages across India. He was conferred the Padma Shri award in 2017. One of the longest bridges built by him was the one connecting the villages, Ghodageri and Avargol. The bridge spanned about 210 m over the river Ghataprabha. It enhanced the beauty of the river surrounded by nature, and hence the place is well recognized as a tourist spot. Due to floods that occurred in the year 2019 in Karnataka, devastation of the newly constructed bridge happened. As the bridge served the purpose of providing passage over the river, people residing there face problems of transportation. Therefore, the paper presents a design of an RC cable-stayed bridge to fulfil the purpose economically.


Bridges are one of the oldest types of structures ever built in the world. The idea of bridge came into being when man wanted to reach points which were deemed inaccessible due to the presence of a physical obstacle (Bahareh et al., 2012). The bridge that dominated the initial years of history was the arch bridge. Its design was simple and very efficient in connecting short spans. The arch bridge consisted of a set of heavy stones laid from one end to the other end in the shape of


RC cable-stayed bridge, Floods, Slab, Girder, Ghodageri village