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Juan hit my "Oh yeah, I remember" button.

The SKAT publications Juan referenced are:

Survey, Design and Construction of Trail Suspension Bridges for Remote Areas
Design  ISBN 3-908001-36-6, 375pp, 1992 (SKAT/HELVETAS) £14.50/SFr25.00
Survey  ISBN 3-908001-63-3, 325pp, 1983 (SKAT/HELVETAS) £12.50/SFr20.00
Execution of Construction Works  ISBN 3-908001-64-1, 287pp, 1983
(SKAT/HELVETAS) £12.50/SFr20.00 - Costing and Contracting  ISBN
3-908001-65-X, 289pp, 1983 (SKAT/HELVETAS) £12.50/SFr20.00

The web site for the SKAT list is at:

Harold O. Sprague

> -----Original Message-----
> From:	Juan C. Gray [SMTP:juangray(--nospam--at)]
> Sent:	Thursday, March 15, 2001 4:02 PM
> To:	seaint(--nospam--at)
> Subject:	Re: Rope way for river crossing
> Try a search for SKAT in Switzerland; they have a very good set of
> publications which cover this very problem in Nepal, and how they
> developed a very smart way of building these bridges with local
> materials.
> Juan C. Gray
> harihar singh wrote:
> > 
> > I am interested in knowing references for setting up a
> > ropeway for crossing Satluj, a himalayan river. The
> > river banks are quite steep. River width at the
> > approach location is about 400feet. Rock quality is
> > not very good to provide complete anchorage.
> > Thanx,
> > DCDE, Hydro Engg. Deptt
> > NTPC, Delhi.