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How do bridges work?

Quiz by Nicholas Haugen

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  • Q1
    How do bridges support weight?
    They distribute the weight over a larger area
    They repel the weight with magnetic force
    They eliminate the weight completely
    They absorb the weight like a sponge
  • Q2
    What is the purpose of pillars in bridge construction?
    To provide support and stability
    To add decoration and aesthetic appeal
    To increase the weight of the bridge
    To hide the internal mechanisms
  • Q3
    What is the main function of the abutments in bridge construction?
    To hold decorative flags
    To generate electricity for the bridge
    To anchor and support the ends of the bridge
    To provide a walking path for pedestrians
  • Q4
    What is the purpose of the deck in bridge construction?
    To serve as a decorative element
    To provide a roadway or path for vehicles and pedestrians
    To add weight to the bridge structure
    To generate electricity
  • Q5
    What is one advantage of using steel in bridge construction?
    Low cost of material
    Easy to mold and shape
    High strength and durability
    Environmentally friendly
  • Q6
    What is the purpose of a suspension bridge's main cables?
    To provide decorative lighting for the bridge
    To generate electricity
    To support the weight of the bridge deck
    To control the bridge's movement
  • Q7
    What are the two main components of a beam bridge?
    Suspension cables and anchorages
    Circular cables and towers
    Arch-shaped segments and abutments
    Horizontal beams and vertical supports
  • Q8
    What is the purpose of counterweights in a bascule bridge?
    To balance the weight of the bridge span
    To activate the hydraulic mechanisms
    To provide additional support to the bridge structure
    To hold decorative flags
  • Q9
    What is the purpose of a truss in bridge construction?
    To generate electricity
    To hide the internal mechanisms
    To provide strength and stability
    To add aesthetic appeal to the bridge

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