Bridging the Gap
This is a worksheet you can print and distribute to students to help them track their
work on the Chapter Investigation.
Following are links to Internet resources for students to use while working on the
This site explores two different types of bridges and their common uses. This provides a basic introduction to bridge engineering and the considerations that come into play when drawing up models.
The NOVA program chronicles the building of the state-of-the-art
Clark Bridge over the Mississippi River. On this Web site, you can test
your engineering skills by trying to match the right bridge to the right
Roebling's Bridge Division
This is part of the Roebling Online History Archive site at Princeton University. View pictures of Roebling-designed bridges, including the famous Brooklyn Bridge. You may find the section on Suspension Bridge Terminology interesting. Information about other bridges is also included.
Bridge-watching for Beginners
This site provides an in-depth investigation of bridges. If you want to learn about bridge terminology and the engineering and mathematics involved in bridge building, this hypertext document is the place. These pages were written by Edmund W. Jupp and are posted at Exeter University in England.
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