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Bridges

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Design and construction (17)
France (1)
History (2)
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View Resource Build A Bridge

This wonderful site, provided by NOVA Online, brings to life the engineering challenges inherent to bridge-building. Designed for those who want the challenge, the site offers four bridging scenarios (with photos): "a 5,000-foot span across an ocean bay where huge ships come and go, ... a 700-foot span across a deep canyon gorge," and two others. A step-by-step tutorial teaches about four...

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/tech/build-bridge-p1.html
View Resource Bridges

Bridges have been drawing plenty of attention lately, with numerous construction projects around the world and the controversy over the deteriorating bridge infrastructure in the US. They have been an essential part of transportation for hundreds of years, and it is the job of civil engineers to design the safest, most durable bridges possible. Bridge Basics (1) has a large list of different...

https://scout.wisc.edu/report/nsdl/met/2002/0524
View Resource Bridge Building: Art and Science

This site is one of the most substantial, comprehensive sources on the Internet dedicated to bridge design and history. It has an incredible list of sections from which to choose, and each describes a particular bridge type or characteristic. Several pictures are included from all over the world that give examples of arch, truss, suspension, and many other bridge designs. There are also...

http://www.brantacan.uk/bridges.htm
View Resource Digital Bridges

"The Digital Bridges Web site consists of a collection of thirty representative 19th century American bridge engineering monographs, manuals, and documents from the Lehigh University Libraries' Special Collections." The archive provides an interesting retrospective into the beginnings of major bridge projects; the material is complete with high-resolution photographs and text scanned from original...

http://digital.lib.lehigh.edu/digitalbridges/
View Resource Open Directory Project: Structural Engineering

The Structural Engineering website is part of the Netscape Communication Corporation Open Directory Project, which is helping to build "the largest human-edited directory on the web." Structural Engineering posts links to other websites about bridges that have been "selected by humans." The entries can be ordered by alphabet, by topic, or by popularity. A link at the bottom of the page takes you...

http://www.cbel.com/structural_engineering/
View Resource World's tallest roadway bridge opens in southern France

During the past several decades, France has become the home of some rather iconic modernist structures, such as La Defense and the rather intriguing Pompidou Center. With one quite bold stroke, the rural landscape of southern France has just this week become home to one of the world's truly impressive engineering (and architectural) feats as the Millau bridge opened this past Tuesday. Designed by...

https://scout.wisc.edu/report/2004/1217