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View Resource Building Big--Bridges

This web page describes different aspects of designing bridges. It relates the concept of bridge designing with the real life scenarios. It also includes some bridges around the world and gives some specifications of them.

View Resource Building Big

Building Big is a very informative site about the engineering principles required to build large structures, including bridges, domes, skyscrapers, dams, and tunnels. The interactive labs presented on the site discuss the various factors (e.g. forces, materials, loads, shapes) that need to be considered when designing large buildings. Fun challenges test these concepts for each of the five...

View Resource West Point Bridge Design Contest

The West Point Bridge Design Contest Web site has a number of educational resources for middle and high school students. The main feature is the bridge design software, which allows the user to "model, test, and optimize a steel highway bridge, based on realistic specifications, constraints, and performance criteria." Completed designs can be submitted online for unofficial judging. The book,...

View Resource American Experience: Golden Gate Bridge

Completed in May 1937, the Golden Gate Bridge is considered one of the world's greatest engineering feats, and an iconic structure on the order of the Taj Mahal, the Houses of Parliament, and the Sears Tower. Paying homage to the story of its construction and historical context is this companion site designed to complement the American Experience documentary on this magnificent structure. On the...

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