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This category applies to suspension bridges whose deck is not suspended by chains or wire cables.
The bridges designed by James Dredge, Senior are included in this category, although they are similar to wrought iron chain suspension bridges.
An interesting type, using layers of relatively thin wrought iron bands instead of chains or cables, was invented by Eugène Flachat and Jules Petiet and applied to bridges at Abainville over the Meuse (1834), and Surenes 1841), Langlais (1849).