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- Cantilever bridges.
- Overhanging elements and projections.
- Balconies, such as at Frank Lloyd Wright’s ‘Falling water’.
- Machinery and plant such as cranes.
- Overhanging roofs such as stadium roofs, and shelters.
Cantilever construction can be used in bridge building for crossing large spans. A simple cantilever span is constructed from two cantilever arms extending from opposite sides, and meeting in the middle. A common variation of this is the suspended span where the cantilever arms support a central truss bridge resting on the ends of the cantilever arms. A classic example of the cantilever bridge is the Forth Railway Bridge in Scotland which has three cantilevers with two connecting suspended spans.
Cantilever cranes (otherwise known as 'hammerhead crane') are hoisting cranes with a swing or fixed cantilever along which a hoisting trolley moves. They are often used in shipyards and during the construction of tall buildings.
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