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  • Tacoma Suspension Bridge

    November 7th, 1940, the Tacoma Bridge collapsed into the Tacoma Narrows straight in Washington State. The bridge connected the town of Tacoma and the Kitsap Peninsula, and was one of the first major suspension bridges in the western United States. Unlike other suspension bridges constructed around this time, the Tacoma Bridge failed to withstand wind speeds over 40 miles per hour, due to unequal stress on parts of the bridge. The construction of a suspension bridge must include geometric shapes…

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  • Guilford Covered Bridge Essay

    covered bridges in the state of Indiana. Beginning in 1835, Henry County contained the first covered bridge in Indiana history. In 1937, Indiana was home to 202 covered bridges; Dearborn County had two. By 1998, there was only one covered bridge in Dearborn County, and it is known as Guilford Covered Bridge (Covered Bridges in Indiana). Guilford Covered Bridge was built in 1879 by A.M. Kennedy and Sons, who had built around fifty covered bridges in Indiana by the 1900s. The bridge was…

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  • Friendship And Communication In The Ink Bridge By Neil Grant

    The Ink Bridge by Neil Grant is a compelling novel written in third person about two boys from two different worlds on a journey of silence, Omed was de-tongued by the Taliban for his defiance while Hec experienced a traumatic family event that lead him to silence, fate played its part and the two boys met and were forever connected. We learn just how important it is to build bridges to the world rather than building walls around ourselves, and the significance that friendship and communication…

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  • River Bridge Lab Report

    Introduction: The bridge lab project was based on the given scenario in which a reliable bridge needed to be constructed over a river in order to alleviate traffic. The objective was to design a bridge to relieve traffic flow that was also safe, cost effective, and aesthetically pleasing. The constraints for this project included the budget and minimum height and width requirements. The max budget to purchase wood was $200, the minimum height at all points of the bridge was 3 inches, the…

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  • Essay On Brooklyn Bridge

    Brooklyn Bridge and modernization of New York City Since Brooklyn Bridge was completed in the 19th century, it had been an iconic feature of the New York City. Being not only a bridge that connected Manhattan and Brooklyn for transportation convenience, Brooklyn Bridge had also become one of the greatest landmarks of New York City, even the U.S.A. To be honest, it is Brooklyn Bridge that contributes a lot to the development of the New York City and is the witness to the modernization of the New…

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  • Personal Narrative: My Journey To The Gandhi Bridge

    4 We reached Patna by late afternoon. We disembarked our bus at the Gandhi Bridge as it was known among the passengers. It is one of the longest bridges in the Asia built on the holy river, Ganges. It had made our journey pretty much comfortable. Earlier, it was a gigantic task to reach this city. You would have to use the ferries and boats to cross this mighty river. And it took many precious hours then. We put our bags and sacks of the grain on many men-drawn cycle rickshaws as it was the most…

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  • The Golden Gate Bridge Analysis

    brushing against the rust of the bridge and one inhales the scenery. The salty breeze, amazement, desire, hope, acceptance, loneliness, helplessness, humiliation, pain; a swirl of feelings overpowering and clashing with your inner self. No longer able to escape from reality, they’ve concluded that they’ve endured enough and the desire to numb the pain grows. Their minds running around one last possibility in circles, all concluded with a jump. The Golden Gate Bridge, the main focus of the…

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  • Bridge Construction

    The act of bridge building has changed the course of the world. Without bridges we wouldn’t be able to cross large bodies of water that previously prevented us from growing as a nation and expanding into worlds we once thought was held back from us. The construction of a bridge does more than link two pieces of land together. It exemplifies the notion that we will not be held back by the power of mother nature. While also changeling us to expand into realms through creativity and reason. The…

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  • The Ruby Bridges In The Civil Rights Movement

    Ruby Bridges was a woman full of immense bravery and was the first black child to attend an all white elementary school. In the 1960s schools, restrooms, drinking fountains, restaurants and more were segregated. There were different places for different races and if you disobeyed the law it was a punishable offence. First and foremost, “Ruby Bridges will be forever remembered as the tiniest foot soldier in the civil rights movement, chosen at just 6 years old, to be the first black child to…

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  • Analysis Of The Golden Gate Bridge By Kevin Briggs

    The Golden Gate Bridge is well known for its beauty, but is often used as a jumping place. The chief engineer of it stated “The bridge is practically suicide-proof. Suicide from the bridge is neither practical nor probable.” (qtd. by Strauss). But, as stated before many have attempted suicide by jumping from the bridge. Kevin Briggs uses personal experiences to establish his credibility as an expert of the topic and to help those who are contemplating suicide or those who know someone that is…

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