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Building Bridges Discuss this eTheme

Learn about various types of bridges: beam, arch, truss, cable stayed, suspension, and others. Find out about different bridge designs. Learn what materials are used in bridge building. Discover what forces influence bridges and what engineers need to know before building a bridge. Includes photographs, schematic drawings, online games, video clips, and instructions how to build bridges from paper, toothpicks, and marshmallows. There are links to eThemes resources on Mackinac Bridge and Architecture.

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Created: January 17, 2005 at 08:40 | Updated: December 18, 2012 at 17:31