What is a bridge?

A bridge is a structure that is built over a river or a road that enables people to walk over it and go from one point to the other. There are many forms of bridges that are used for different purposes and built for different locations.

Types of bridges

Arch Bridge
Arch bridges work by transferring the weight of the bridge and its loads partially into a horizontal thrust.
Beam BridgeThese are the simplest structural forms for bridge spans supported by a pier at each end.
Cantilever BridgeA cantilever bridge is a bridge that is supported on only one end.
Suspender BridgeA suspension bridge is a type of bridge in which the deck is hung below suspension cables on vertical suspenders.
Truss BridgeA truss bridge is a bridge whose load-bearing structure is made up of a truss.
Types of bridges.

What is a truss?

In this lesson, we will be making a truss bridge. But before we start, let's see what does a truss mean.

A truss is an assembly of beams that supports the structure. It is made of many members which support each other to form a strong overall structure.



Last modified: Wednesday, 2 June 2021, 6:03 PM