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The Arch Bridge
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Arch Bridge History
Notable Arched bridges.
Forces of the arch bridge. The arch is squeezed together, and this squeezing force is carried outward along the curve to the supports at each end. The supports, called abutments, push back on the arch and prevent the ends of the arch from spreading apart.
Arch bridges are some of the oldest bridges that date back thousands of years old
Arkadiko Bridge, Greece
Dates Back to 1300 BC!!
This bridge is made of limestone boulders, stones, and small pieces of tile
Pros of Arch Bridge- Very Strong
-Can be made of many different materials
-Unable to have any distortion
Cons- Need to be very precise
-Not made for large distances
-Need alot of added support on the sides.
Sydney Harbor Bridge, Sydney Australia
New River Gorge Bridge, Fayetteville West Virginia
-Finish Question on the Verrazzano Narrows Bridge in NYC.
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