Pictures, history, and structural explanations of many different types of trusses and bridges.
This free program allows you to design a virtual truss, and then put a load on it. It will show you how the load is spread throughout the truss.
Features a picture of a bridge that changes every month to identify. Includes pictures of previous month's bridges.
An article that discusses the role and value of research in highway bridges.
An online exhibit of the bridges in the San Francisco Bay area. Includes statistics, history, and facts about each of the six bridges. Also includes a section on unbuilt projects.
Learn about the four steps to building a bridge. Play architect and engineer with the online game.
Explores the world of megastructures, including bridges, domes, skyscrapers, dams, and tunnels. From PBS.
Practice making bridges that are strong enough to withstand earthquakes. Page includes background information about earthquakes in general.
Statistics about a handful of bridges, including name, location, length of span, and year completed.
Statistics about bridges, organized by bridge type.
Index with links to resources about bridges.
Review of how the forces act on different types of bridges. Includes photos of real bridges.
An in-depth look at how beam and suspension bridges work.
Information about the four major types of bridges. Test your knowledge by matching each bridge to the correct location.
Classroom exercises and video footage of earthquake damage and shake table testing of building models.
International Database and Gallery of Structures, intended to provide information on structures of interest to the civil engineer. Includes alphabetical index of architectural structures. Intended for civil engineers, but basic information will be useful.
Curriculum unit that will explain how scientists and engineers utilize physical science concepts when building a bridge.
An annual virtual bridge design contest. The software for the previous competition can be downloaded any time.
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