Part A

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Nov 25, 2013 (3 years and 8 months ago)

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Part A

Read the questions and statements and select the best choice, according
to the pictures shown. O.5 EACH CORRECT ANSWER.




1.
A framework of connected members, usually made from steel, which
together bear the loads on a bridge is callled "Truss"

a.
True

b. False










2. How would you call this bridge?








a. arch bridge

b. beam bridge

c. truss bridge



3.


A girder bridge is perhaps the most common and most basic bridge. A
girder bridge is also called ..






a. arch bridge

b. truss bridge

c. beam bridge



4. A typical
---------------

bridge is a continuous girder with one or more
towers erected above piers in the middle of the span. From these towers,
cables stretch down (usually to both sides) and sup
port the girder.






a. beam

b. arch

c. suspension

d. cable
-
stayed



5. How would you classify this bridge?







a. moving bridge

b. cantilever bridge

c. arch bridge



6. Of all the bridge types in use today, the
-----------------

bridge allows for
the longest

span.








a. arch

b. beam

c. suspension

d. cable
-
stayed



7. What type of bridge is this?








a. truss

bridge

b.suspension bridge

8. Among the following options, the best construction material for a beam
bridge is....





a. concrete

b.wood

c. stone

d.stee
l



9. Is this a cantilever bridge?







a. yes, it is

b.no it isn't



Part B.


Watch, listen and write. Watch the following video. Then answer
the que
stions as a paragraph. Vocabulary, grammar and organization will
be taken into consideration for corrections.

(6.5 points)

1.

What was the problem to be solved? Explain.

2.

Who designed the bridge? Explain.

3.

When and where was this bridge constructed?


4.

What was t
he first attempt at

building the bridge? Did it

work? Why?

5.

How
the bridge was

finally built?

6.

What

were the benefits once the bridge was built?



The bridge was constructed in the Menai Strait in the 19 century,
and
the
reason was that the people needed to
travel from London to Dublin and there
was no
connection.

Tomas Teldford
was the designer of

the bridge
and the main reason was that

he has the reputation of the finest civil engineer in that time. He’s firs attempt
for
this bridge
was

created

an arch brid
ge but it construction would block the
movement of
the
ship
s

in the water and
for that reason
the project wasn’t
accepted. Then Teldford

designed

a suspended bridge. He suspended it from
stone towers and he secures the support of each end into the rocky mo
untain in
the sides of the strait
. He created an 18 meter long tunnel and at the end of it
there
were

strong iron frames
that secured
the end of the chains of the bridge
with 3 meter long spikes.

This bridge it is very important because

connect London and
Dublin and
reduces the travel from
one city to the other

by nine hours
.