Bridges whose deck is supported at several points by stays and rests on one or more towers.
harp cable stays
Bridge whose stays are parallel.
fan cable stays
Bridge for which the distance between the anchorage points of the stays on the tower is less than the distance between the anchorage points on the deck.
Usually metal cables connected at one end to the top of the tower, and supported by the deck at the other end.
cable stay anchorage
Apparatus by which one end of the stay is attached to the tower and the other to the end of the deck.