Bridges

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9 questions
• Q1
Name that bridge: This bridge is made up of a horizontal beam that is supported by pillars (piers).
arch bridge
beam bridge
truss bridge
suspension bridge
30s
• Q2
Name that bridge: This bridge relies on a series of arches for support.
beam bridge
arch bridge
truss bridge
suspension bridge
30s
• Q3
Name that bridge: This bridge is made up of two pairs of pillars and cables that connect between the pillars.
arch bridge
suspension bridge
truss bridge
beam bridge
30s
• Q4
Name that bridge: This bridge is made up of a series of straight, steel bars that form triangles.
arch bridge
truss bridge
suspension bridge
beam bridge
30s
• Q5
Place the following types of bridges in order, from WEAKEST to STRONGEST: A) Suspension bridge; B) Arched bridge; C) Beam bridge
A, B, C
A, C, B
C, A, B
C, B, A
30s
• Q6
The Verrazanon Narrows Bridge in New York City is a suspension bridge with a main span of 1, 298 metres. What does this mean?
The bridge is 1, 298 metres high.
The bridge is 1, 298 metres from end to end.
The distance between the bridge's piers is 1, 298 metres.
30s
• Q7
In a bridge, which two forces act in direct opposition to one another?
gravity and tension
gravity and compression
tension and compression
30s
• Q8
How do arched bridges compare to suspension bridges?
Suspension bridges are better-designed than arched bridges.
Arched bridges have shorter spans than suspension bridges.
Arched bridges are more expensive to build.
Suspension bridges can hold less weight than arched bridges.
30s
• Q9
What shape would you find in a truss that supports a beam bridge?
square
triangle
circle
hexagon
30s

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