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Bridge Design (and Destruction)

Bridge Design (and Destruction)

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In this two-part series on bridges, an MIT engineering student discusses the different types of bridges including beam, arch, suspension, and truss bridges. Also discussed is the evolution of bridge design due to the expansion of available materials. Technical concepts covered include tension, compression, bending, span, force balances, material selection and beam/cable design.

Bridge Design (and Destruction)
Episode 1
6 minutes
Grade Level: 7 - 12
Bridge Design (and Destruction)
Episode 2
5 minutes
Grade Level: 7 - 12