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  • Truss Bridges

    Intro; A bridge is a structure that is built over a river, road, or railway to allow people and vehicles to cross from one side to the other. (CambridgeDictionaryOnline.com) Bridges come in many different shapes sizes and designs. However there multiple different categories of bridges ranging from Arch bridge, Truss bridge, Cantilever bridge, Cable-Stayed bridge, Beam bridge and Suspension bridge, All ranging with different designs. All of the different bridge designs are made to withstand a specific amount of weight. A bridge supports weight when the base of the bridge is made out of strong and good material to support the long span. Bridges can hold heavy loads because of the constant pulling and pushing force of each part of the bridge. This form of force is commonly known as Compression and tension Compression being a compressive force that acts to compress or shorten the thing it is acting on. Tension…

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  • The Golden Gate Bridge: A Truss Bridge?

    many different types of bridges. More specifically, there are many types of truss bridges. One popular truss bridge is the Golden Gate Bridge, which is located in San Francisco, California. This bridge is a Warren deck truss bridge because of the equal size of the diagonals and to contain both tension and compression (Types of bridges) and it has a Suspension, fixed and approach Spans because of the metal braced ribbed deck arch.(Golden Gate Bridge). Some other important features of this bridge…

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  • Post Truss Bridge

    Bridge Design: Edmond Liu My popsicle bridge is based on a truss design, which is a bridge design held up by a connected structure composed of many smaller pieces. In particular, my bridge is a variation of the Queen Post Truss Bridge, which has two central supporting posts to allow for a greater span allowing for larger contact points. (http://pghbridges.com/basics.htm)…

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  • Five Types Of Bridges Essay

    Bridges Types Assessment There are five main types of bridges, these include the truss bridge, the arch bridge, the suspension, the beam bridge and the cable-stayed bridge. Each of these categories has various strengths, weaknesses and defining features and these are listed and clarified in the following report. The Truss Bridge Truss bridges are a reliable, economical and easy-to-build variety of bridges as they use a combination of tension and compression to provide a high level of…

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  • Truss Bridge Research Paper

    the truss bridge. A truss bridge is a bridge whose load-bearing superstructure is composed of a truss, a structure of connected elements forming triangular units. The connected elements (typically straight) may be stressed from tension, compression, or sometimes both in response to dynamic loads. (john, 2013) A truss is assumed to comprise of members that are connected by means of pin joints, and which is supported at both ends by means of hinged joints or rollers, it’s described as being…

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  • Truss Bridge Analysis

    follow directions and understand the prerequisite requirements associated with creating a truss bridge. This lesson plan meets these conditions because it leverages a variety of resources to assemble information about student learning as well as a wide range of appropriate assessment strategies to evaluate student progress. Students are required to learn technical drafting skill sets which will enable them to create orthographic views and achieve success with this lesson plan. Teachers will be…

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  • Yangmingtan Bridge Case Study Solution

    1. Introduction to the case 1.1. The construction of the bridge Yangmingtan Bridge was a major construction project of the Heilongjiang province. It is the longest river suspension bridge in the north of the Changjiang River in China, so the government gave it great attention. It breaking ground on 2009 December 5th and completed at a marvelous speed and opened to traffic on November 6th, 2011, with an estimated investment of 1.882 billion Yuan (about 300 million dollars) . Considering the…

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  • The Brooklyn Bridge

    Analytical Study of the Brooklyn Bridge Throughout the 19th century, there was a considerable amount of public interest in building a bridge that spans connects the City of New York and Brooklyn, which are separated by the East River. This is due to the fact that at the time, the only modes of transportations between the two cities are ferries and boats. The demand for a bridge grew strongest during the winter of 1866-1867, when it was said that “the river was so choked with ice as to render…

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  • Cable Stayed Bridge Essay

    Sensation Russky Bridge, Vladivostok, Russia. What are Cable/Stayed Bridges? A cable/stayed bridge is a bridge that has two towers with cables supporting the bridge itself, as shown above. The towers are called pylon, the crossing area itself is called the roadway. The cables are obviously called cables. The supports underneath on the sides are called abutments, The foundations are located under the ground on the bottom of the pylons. Cable bridges are unique because no other bridge has…

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  • Tacoma Suspension Bridge

    On 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…

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