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Bridge not swaying but rocking

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Y-shaped pier heads.

It seems that the inherent design of the bridge is such that lateral sway - and more particularly lateral rocking - is bound to result when random point loads are applied to the deck, as with the foot traffic for which the bridge was designed.

Mike Franklin, (F), 27 Paget Rise, Abbots Bromley, Rugeley, Staffs WS15 3EF.

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