Types of bridges

Types of bridges

Types of bridges include beam-, arch-, suspension-, cantilever and truss bridges.

Technology

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bridge types, bridge, tied-arch bridge, suspension bridge, cantilever bridge, beam bridge, cable-stayed bridge, railway bridge, bridge deck, parapet, pillar, arch, abutment, anchor block, ramp, span, architecture, technology

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Ancient Roman aqueduct and road

The excellent road and aqueduct system covering the whole empire reflects well the development of the Roman civilisation.

Chain Bridge (Budapest)

The Széchényi Chain Bridge, named after István Széchenyi, was the first permanent bridge across the Danube between Pest and Buda.

Golden Gate Bridge (San Francisco, 1937)

The suspension bridge that stretches above the strait between San Francisco Bay and the Pacific Ocean was opened in 1937.

Leonardo da Vinci’s inventions – Swing bridge (1487–1489)

Leonardo's creative legacy also includes several projects related to bridges. This unusual swing bridge allowed for undisturbed water traffic.

Venice in the Middle Ages

Medieval Venice owed its wealth to its flourishing maritime trade.

Medieval inhabited bridge (London Bridge, 16th century)

In the Tudor Era around 200 buildings were built on the bridge across the River Thames.

Persian pontoon bridge (5th century BC)

King Darius as well as Xerxes built pontoon bridges across the Bosphorus for the Persian army.

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