Bridge Construction II Questions





Read the passage from Bridge Construction II and answer the following questions

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  1. What is the purpose of the wooden strips?



  1. What is Load?



  1. What is Compression?


  1. What is Tension?



  1. Why is it necessary to test the bridges?


  1. Draw and label the parts of a bridge and showing the forces


8) What happen to the bottom of the bridge when a load is applied?


9) What happens to the top of the bridge when a load is applied ?



10) Where will you apply a load to your bridge?



11) On the Howe and Pratt bridges, in which direction are the forces applied?




12) A truss is a ______________________________ designed to support a ___________________.



13) Define:

 14)3-View Sketch




16) Super- Structure


17) Sub-Structure




19) Failure


20) Bridge Length


21) Sketch a simple Truss





22) Sketch a Truss with Straight Supports




23) Sketch a Truss with triangular supports



24) Sketch and label the top view


25) Sketch and Label the side view


26) Sketch and label the  end view


27) Which geometric shape the strongest?


28) Destructive testing gives________________ a feel for how  much _____________ it takes to break the bridge, then the _______________ can scale up this force to _________________the weight of actual cars, truck and buses.

29) Tension is a force tending to ­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­____________ or_________________ something.


30) The­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­_________________________________is the world’s longest bridge.[2] It is a __________ kilometers (102.4 mi) long viaduct on the Beijing–Shanghai High-Speed Railway




31) How much force did it take to break your bridge?_______________________


32) What was the cost of your bridge?_____________________________________

33) What was the efficiency of your bridge ?______________________________________________









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