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INTRODUCTION TO BRIDGE TYPE STRUCTURES

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A bridge is a good example of a structure. Can you think of the names of any local bridges ?

 
 
 

Bridges are needed for a variety of reasons. Generally, they ‘bridge’ a gap between the banks of a river or they span the distance between two sides of a valley. They are made from materials including stone and steel. Bridges can carry people, cars, lorries, railways and even rivers.

     

ACTIVITY

Look up the following words in a dictionary or encyclopaedia or on the Internet and explain them:

 
BRIDGE

 

 

 

 
VIADUCT

 

 

 

     
CAUSEWAY

 

 

 

     

 

     

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