Bridge Construction

Terminology
Types of Bridges

 

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Bridge Terminology
A-Z dictionary of terms used in bridge construction.
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Suspension Bridge Terminology
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Bridge Terminology
Simplistic view of bridge terminology from students at Jane Collins Academy.
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Types of Bridges

Basic Bridge Types
Types of bridges: girder, truss, rigid frame, arch, cable stayed, suspension.
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Bridge Basics
Types of bridges determined by 4 factors: span, material, placement of the travel surface in relation to the structure , and form.
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Bridge Basics
Types of bridges showing the forces that act upon the design, various examples of the bridge type as well as a brief explanation. Take the Bridge Challenge to see how well you learned about the different types, their strengths and their weaknesses.
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Basic Types of Bridges
Graphics and text illustrate six major types of bridges: arch, beam, cable stayed, cantilever, suspension and truss.
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How Bridges Work
Three types of bridges are examined here: Beam, Arch and Suspension. Forces acting upon the bridge are noted, such as weather and resonance.
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The Iron Bridge - How was it Built?
The mystery behind the techniques used to build the Iron Bridge, an arch bridge in Shropshire, England in 1779.
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updated 11/16/04