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There are more than
bridges in the United States.
ridges rarely span more than
The truss bridge consists of an assembly of
The Firth of Forth Bridge in Scotland is a cantilever bridge, a co
version of the
Arch bridges have great natural strength and can span up to
Most suspension bridges have a truss system beneath the roadway to resist
bending and twisting
and can span 2000 to
The Akashi Kaikyo Bridge is the longest suspension bridge in the wo
rld at a
feet and can withstand 180 mph winds and an
8.5 earthquake on the Richter Scale. It holds 3 world records for being the
________________, and ________________
suspension bridge ever built.
The Brooklyn Bridge in New York City was completed in 1883 at a length of
The Chesapeake Bay Bridge
from shore to shore.
The Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco was completed in 1937 at a length
feet. The supporting cables are anchored with more
million tons of concrete and contain enough steel wire to circle the
The Sunshine Skyway Bridge in Florida is the world longest cable
concrete bridge at
The Tacoma Narrows Bridge, built in Washington, was completed and
destroyed in 1940. Many drivers complained of sea
sickness and said it was
like riding a
Explain how the
collapsed and what engineering
to answer the following
forces that affect bridges.
between compression and tension.
the difference between shear and torsion
The shape of a structure affects how strong it is. The three most common
shapes used in construction of structures include arches, rectangles and
Explain how an arch can be strengthened.
Draw an example
Explain how a rectangle
can be strengthened.
Draw an example
Explain why triangles are the most stable and rigid shapes used in
Explain the affects of a Settlement Load.
Explain the affects of a Thermal Load.
Explain the affects of an Earthquake Load.
Explain the affects of a Wind Load.
Explain the affects of a Vibration Load.