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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 shapes and and have some sort of symmetry to stay up. These shapes can include triangles (from the anchors of the bridge the towers), rectangles (the towers), squares, and other shapes, depending on the bridge. Bridges also have right angle measures, straight angle measures, line segments, rays, and parallel and perpendicular lines. Also, a suspension bridge can only stay up if it can hold its own weight (dead load), and the traffic crossing it (live load). The loads create 2 forces called compression and tension. The compression pushes down on the suspension bridges deck, and the bridge’s cables move the compression to the towers. Then, the compression dissolves in the ground, where the…

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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…

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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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  • The Golden Gate Bridge Analysis

    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 film, is a…

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