Bridge Types: How many are there? What are they?
Swinging Bridge – Anne Springs Close Greenway
There are 37 different types of physical bridges with some types having sub-types enlarging the total amount of bridges. These do not include the natural bridges or non-physical bridges.
A bridge is a structure built to span a physical obstacle without blocking the way underneath. Its purpose is to provide passage over the obstacle, (eg. a body of water), which is usually something that is difficult or impossible to cross otherwise.
The three basic types of bridges used for transportation are:
- Beam and truss bridges
- Arch bridges
- Suspension bridges
Bridges perform an important role in connecting people, goods, and transports. The bridges pictures above are used for the purpose of allowing people, cars, trucks, and trains to cross over obstacles such as a body of water, valley, road, or rail. Some you can walk on in order to reach the other side and some you can walk under like the truss bridges.
There are many other types of bridges used for various purposes. There is the bridge game, a dental bridge, the upper bony part of your nose is also considered a bridge. The forward part of a ship is referred to as the bridge. In literature a bridge is a special kind of topic sentence. It can hint at what is about to happen in the next paragraph and it can connect two paragraphs together. There are also religious bridges that serve to bridge the gap between God and man by building a bridge of faith.
These types of bridges I will leave for a later date. For now, I will leave you to think on these things. God Bless. May our writings bridge us together. Stay Safe and let me know what you think.
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