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# Bridging the Gap

PUB. DATE
October 2007
SOURCE
Weekly Reader News - Senior;10/19/2007, Vol. 86 Issue 7, p6
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article presents information on the four different types of bridges found in the U.S. The beam bridge has its weight supported by piers. The arch bridge uses abutments for support. The truss bridge is described as a bridge made up of triangles which allows even distribution of weight and can span long distances. The suspension bridge is described as a system of towers attached to cables from which the road hangs and truss systems and anchorage that provide stability.
ACCESSION #
27134090

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