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Bridge (telecommunications)[edit]

A connectivity device that operates at the Data Link layer (Layer 2) of the OSI Model and reads header information to forward packets according to their MAC addresses. Bridges use a filtering database to determine which packets to discard and which to forward. Bridges contain one input and one output port and separate network segments. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 98.208.8.255 (talk) 20:43, 8 November 2011 (UTC)

Viaduct[edit]

It says "There are seven main types of bridges: beam bridges, cantilever bridges, arch bridges, tied arch bridge, suspension bridges, cable-stayed bridges and truss bridges." ... what about the viaduct? This is not small thing since the longest bridges in the world are viaducts. Green Cardamom (talk) 12:55, 26 July 2012 (UTC)

A viaduct is not a bridge type, but a series of connected bridges. The spans may be all the same type, or several different bridge types may be used in one viaduct. For exanple, the Navia River viaduct uses both simple beam bridges for the approaches, and tied arches for the main spans.
As an analogy, you could talk about steps and stairs. You can have one step for a small rise, or a whole case of stairs for a larger rise. The step type would describe how each step was built - is it a wooden tread spanning between stringers, or a masonry block? --17:22, 26 July 2012 (UTC)Triskele Jim

Millau, anyone?[edit]

Ladies and gentlemen, you just can't have a "bridge" article without a picture of the Millau Viaduct. It's just too famous I'm afraid) Wishes, 04:35, 2 April 2013 (UTC) — Preceding unsigned comment added by Ukrained2012 (talkcontribs)

Fine, find a decent picture of it and add it to the Gallery. The one in Millau Viaduct has wayyyy too much environment to qualify. - Denimadept (talk) 07:37, 2 April 2013 (UTC)

Gephyrophobia[edit]

Should there be a mention about Gephyrophobia (phobia of bridges)?ShakyIsles (talk) 00:37, 28 May 2013 (UTC)

Photos[edit]

This article too easily becomes a gallery of images that individual users believe portray important and "famous" bridges. Naturally, what qualifies as "famous" differs greatly from country to country. It makes sense to me to only include photos that show bridges which are referred to in the article, as per WP:PERTINENCE. - TheMightyQuill (talk) 17:17, 22 June 2013 (UTC)