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72. MODULAR TUNED MASS DAMPER UNITS FOR THE SPRING MOUNTAIN ROAD PEDESTRIAN BRIDGE

Modern pedestrian bridges tend to be long and slender, usually causing relatively low frequency primary modes of vibration. This type of structure can be excited to resonance by synchronized crowd footfall. Added damping is often required to prevent excessive structural motions and loadings. This paper describes the Modular Tuned Mass Dampers used to provide the required added damping for the three Spring Mountain footbridges in Las Vegas.

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