6th Grade Bridge Building Project




GENERAL BRIDGE BUILDING RESOURCES


GAMES & SIMULATIONS

Try these sites out BEFORE you start to design and build your own bridge!


ARCH BRIDGES

Arch Bridge - An article from Wikipedia defines an arch bridge, how it is constructed, and gives examples (with pictures) or various arch bridges in the world.
Arch Bridges - Design Technology - This brief page includes diagrams about how arch bridges bear force and work.
The Stone Arch Bridge - An animated graphic shows how an arch bridge works and gives some examples of these types of bridges.

BEAM BRIDGES

Beam Bridges - Design Technology - This brief page includes diagrams about how beam bridges work and are constructed.
Beam Bridges - NOVA Online - A page on beam bridges from the NOVA SuperBridge website.

CABLE BRIDGES

Cable-stayed Bridge - An article from Wikipedia defines an cable-stayed bridge, how it is constructed, and gives examples (with pictures) or various cable-stayed bridges in the world.
A Typical Cable Stay Bridge - An animated graphic shows how cable stay bridge works. Links at the bottom of the page lead to examples of such bridges.

SUSPENSION BRIDGES

Suspension Bridge - An article from Wikipedia defines a suspension bridge, how it is constructed, and gives examples (with pictures) or various suspension bridges in the world.
Suspension Bridges - This brief page includes diagrams about how suspension bridges bear force and work. There also is a section on the history of suspension bridges.
Tacoma Narrows Bridge: Suspension Bridge Basics - Offers a definition of a suspension bridge and all its parts.