Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge
The Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge located in Ireland connects the Ireland mainland to the tiny Carrick Island. The bridge is a rope suspension bridge and spans for twenty meters and is thirty meters above rocks below. Some of the main design constraints applied to this is the integrity of the ropes and their strength. The engineers must have had to think about the average amount of people that would cross at a time and use the factor of safety to maximize security and prevent anyone from falling into the depths below. Some other design constraints apply to weather and the stresses applied to the bridge. These stresses can include torsion, compression, tension and any other stresses that might be applied to the bridge.