Outline of bridges

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The following outline is provided as an overview of and topical guide to bridges:

Bridges – a structure built to span physical obstacles without closing the way underneath such as a body of water, valley, or road, for the purpose of providing passage over the obstacle.

What type of thing is bridges?[edit]

Bridges can be described as all of the following:

  • A structure – An arrangement and organization of interrelated elements in a material object or system, or the object or system so organized.
  • A thoroughfare – A road connecting one location to another.

Types of bridges[edit]

Military Bridges[edit]

History of bridges[edit]

History of bridges

General bridges concepts[edit]

  • Bending The behavior of a slender structural element subjected to an external load applied perpendicularly to a longitudinal axis of the element.
  • Compression (physics) The application of balanced inward ("pushing") forces to different points on a material or structure, that is, forces with no net sum or torque directed so as to reduce its size in one or more directions.
  • Shear stress The component of stress coplanar with a material cross section.
  • Span (engineering) The distance between two intermediate supports for a structure.
  • Tension (physics) The pulling force transmitted axially by the means of a string, cable, chain, or similar one-dimensional continuous object, or by each end of a rod, truss member, or similar three-dimensional object; tension might also be described as the action-reaction pair of forces acting at each end of said elements.
  • Torsion (mechanics) The twisting of an object due to an applied torque.
    • Torque The rate of change of angular momentum of an object.

Bridges companies[edit]

Notable Bridges[edit]

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