The objectives of this project were to develop criteria and guidelines for the fatigue design of cable stays, anchorages, and saddles, and to develop practical guidelines on material requirements and testing of wires, strands, and cable stays. The research entailed the collection of fatigue data and performance history on cable stays and cable-stayed bridges. Based on this, specification procedures and guidelines suitable for AASHTO were to be developed.
The project produced a draft report with recommended guidelines which were reviewed, but not approved, by the NCHRP project panel. The report will not be published in the regular NCHRP series. The unedited agency report is available here.