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Bridges

6 different types of bridges
by

Sarah Rand

on 27 February 2015

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Transcript of Bridges

TRUSS BRIDGE
commonly referred to as "train" bridges
Beam Bridge
Bridges
Why are there different types of bridges in the world?
Suspension Bridge
great for long distances
Cable-Stayed Bridge
deck supported by piers
Cantilever Bridge
What factors need to be considered prior to designing a bridge?
How does a bridge handle the weight of itself and all the traffic that crosses it?
Supported by 2 piers and can only support short distances
pier
pier
extrememly strong & sturdy
many different types of bridges incorporate a truss design
can only support a load for short distances
ARCH BRIDGE
very

rigid
withstands a lot
of weight
shape limits distance
strong yet flexible
supported by suspended cables
rigid cables anchor bridge
great for long distances
A complex version of the truss bridge
diagonal bars create rigid diamond shape
strongest bridge style in the world, most expensive too
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