Sunday 20 October 07:30 PM
Types of bridges:
1. Beam Bridge - Its construction is made of steel beams below, and concrete or pre-fabricated parts. This is the kind of bridge that is technically simpler and therefore easier to construct. In this type of bridge a horizontal beam is supported at both ends by pillars.
2. Truss Bridge: This type of bridge is constructed by joining straight elements. Both are made of metal and wood. The most used wood for compression while metal is used to withstand tension. This type of bridge was very popular in the USA from 1870 to 1930.
3. Arch Bridge: It has this name because of its shape. The oldest bridge of this type still exists and was built in Greece in 1300 BC (Arkadiko Bridge). However those who were known to build bridges of this type were the Romans.
4. Suspension Bridge: This type is a bridge that is secured by steel cables that are supported by towers at each end. Technically, the load of the bridge is transformed into the elasticity of the cables. Some of the popular suspension bridges include the United States Golden Gate Bridge, England's Humber Bridge and China's Tsing Ma Bridge.
5. Cable-stayed Bridge: These are almost similar to the suspended bridges in their structure, but with some differences. The main difference is the amount of cable used. In the cable-stayed bridge, the support towers used for cables are relatively short and require less amount of cable in relation to the suspension bridge.
Cantilever Bridge: These bridges are supported only at one end. Two of the most popular cantilever bridges include Canada's Quebec Bridge and Oakland Bay Bridge in San Francisco.
#construction #puente #obra #engenhariacivil #engenharia #arquitetura #construcao #ingenheiro #obra #decoration #science #civilengineering #bim #mechanic #ingenieriacivil #cantileverbridge #engineering #building #architecture #architecturelovers #bridge #goldengatebridge #steelstructure #structures #contractor #autocad #civil3d #physics #suspensionbridge #arquitectura