This two-part video introduces the different types of bridges. In part one, simple beam and arch bridges are introduced. The design of each bridge is shown schematically along with the load distribution. The advantages and limitations of each type of bridge is also discussed. Technical concepts covered include tension, compression, bending, span, force balances, material selection, and beam/cable design. Part of "Bridge Design (and Destruction)" series.
Bridge Design (and Destruction) Part 1
Bridge Design (and Destruction) Part 2