Bridges

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Unformatted text preview: Click to edit Master subtitle style 11/18/09 Br idges By Matt I dleman, Tyler Hartman, Brian, and Nick 11/18/09 Background of Br idges Definition of bridge: a str ucture car r ying a pathway or roadway over a depression or obstacle. Designs of br idges var y depending on the function of the br idge and the nature of the ter rain where the br idge is constr ucted. 11/18/09 Hist or y of br idges The first man-made br idges simply planks of wood tied together. Eventually evolved int o st ones tied t ogether. Romans built many br idges in their time of the 1st and 2nd centur y A.D. Usually bigger than they had t o be, but done in order to ensure that the str uctures were safe. China and Tibet built the 1st cantilever 11/18/09 Types of Br idges Beam br idges: Hor izontal beams suppor t ed at each end by piers. Weight on top of the beam pushes straight down on the piers at either end of the br idge....
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This note was uploaded on 11/17/2009 for the course RAWR na taught by Professor Na during the Spring '09 term at WVU.

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