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Engineering for Earthquakes
[ Kids/Teens/Mature Teens ] - Practice making bridges that are strong enough to withstand earthquakes. Page includes background information about earthquakes in general.
Bridge Basics - A Spotter's Guide to Bridge Design
[ Kids/Teens/Mature Teens ] - Pictures, history, and structural explanations of many different types of trusses and bridges.
[ Teens/Mature Teens ] - This free program allows you to design a virtual truss, and then put a load on it. It will show you how the load is spread throughout the truss.
Bridge of the Month Quiz
[ Teens ] - Features a picture of a bridge that changes every month to identify. Includes pictures of previous month's bridges.
Bridge Research: Leading the Way to the Future
[ Mature Teens ] - An article that discusses the role and value of research in highway bridges.
Bridging the Bay
[ Teens/Mature Teens ] - An online exhibit of the bridges in the San Francisco Bay area. Includes statistics, history, and facts about each of the six bridges. Also includes a section on unbuilt projects.
Build a Bridge
[ Teens/Mature Teens ] - Learn about the four steps to building a bridge. Play architect and engineer with the online game.
[ Kids/Teens/Mature Teens ] - Explores the world of megastructures, including bridges, domes, skyscrapers, dams, and tunnels. From PBS.
Building to the Limits
[ Kids/Teens/Mature Teens ] - Find out how people are working together to create buildings that are safer, stronger, smarter, greener and more eye-catching than ever before.
Fact Monster: Notable Modern Bridges of the World
[ Kids/Teens/Mature Teens ] - Statistics about a handful of bridges, including name, location, length of span, and year completed.
Factophile: Major Bridges
[ Teens/Mature Teens ] - Statistics about bridges, organized by bridge type.
Fun and Learning About Bridges
[ Kids/Teens/Mature Teens ] - Index with links to resources about bridges.
How Bridges Work
[ Kids/Teens/Mature Teens ] - Review of how the forces act on different types of bridges. Includes photos of real bridges.
Howstuffworks.com: How Bridges Work
[ Kids/Teens/Mature Teens ] - An in-depth look at how beam and suspension bridges work.
NOVA Online - Super Bridge
[ Teens/Mature Teens ] - Information about the four major types of bridges. Test your knowledge by matching each bridge to the correct location.
The Physics Of Bridges
[ Teens/Mature Teens ] - Curriculum unit that will explain how scientists and engineers utilize physical science concepts when building a bridge.
ShakeZone for Kids
[ Kids/Teens/Mature Teens ] - Classroom exercises and video footage of earthquake damage and shake table testing of building models.
[ Teens/Mature Teens ] - International Database and Gallery of Structures, intended to provide information on structures of interest to the civil engineer. Includes alphabetical index of architectural structures. Intended for civil engineers, but basic information will be useful.
West Point Bridge Design Contest
[ Teens/Mature Teens ] - An annual virtual bridge design contest. The software for the previous competition can be downloaded any time.
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