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Trigonometry is a fascinating tool, initially conceived from chords in a Unit-Circle it has wide applications and whenever space is involved Trigonometry is used irrespective of the area of interest.
-Othmar H. Ammann
These are some great programs that let you build a bridge. Good for secondary and college students. In the future we will be adding programs for designers also. Contact us for more info on shareware programs available.
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Are you in search of learning more about Bridges? This page will help by offering information about the types of bridges, building models of bridges, as well as those who design these great structures.
How would you span a freeway? A canyon? A river? Or an ocean waterway? Learn about the four major types of bridges and then test your knowledge by matching the right bridge to the right location in a great game under Build a Bridge. This is also a great site for Teachers to teach many different subjects other than bridges in conjunction with Nova.
This is an excellent resource on building bridges, tunnels, skyscrapers, domes and dames. This site includes a great presentation on the forces, loads and materials that affect bridges.
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Below are links that will explain how bridges work,
How Many Bridges Are There?
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We are here to help you find information on how bridges are built, designed or information on a specific bridge project. This is a free service just send an email to the learning center and we will help you find the information you need!.
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