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Nov 25, 2013 (3 years and 10 months ago)

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Bridge Vocabulary



cantilever bridge
-

A projecting structure supported
only at one end, much like a shelf bracket or a diving
board.



compression
-

the act of pressing or pushing



d
ec
k
-

platform extending horizontally that carries the
roadway



engineer
-

person who uses mathematical and scientific
principles to design and construct efficient structures
and machines



girder
-

a horizontal beam used for support



resonance
-

A vibration of large amplitude in a
mechanical or electrical system caused by a relatively
small periodic stimulus of the same or nearly the same
period as the natural vibration period of the system.




span
-

distance of a bridge between two supports



tension
-

the act of stretching or pulling to cause
extension




torsion
-

the act of twisting



truss
-

a rigid triangular framework

composed of short,
straight pieces joined to form a series of triangles or
other stable shapes.




viaduct
-

A long elevated roadway usually consisting of
a series of short spans supported on arches, piers, or
columns.