Advantages and Disadvantages of Arch Bridges?

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The advantages of an arch bridge are that pressure is evenly dispersed throughout the bridge and are pretty to look at. A disadvantage is that to build an arch bridge, more materials are needed than would be needed to make a straight bridge.
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the advanages of a arch bridge is that it can be really good and strong and the disadvantages of a arch bridge can be that it can cost you a lot of money.
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An arch is unique in that it transfers all of the downward forces, first to sideways forces, then to downward forces at the sides of the arch. Thus weight in the center of the bridge
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I presume you're talking about the roller bridges for "tune-o-matic" style setups marketed by Schaller and others. These are optimally used in conjunction with a vibrato
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Disadvantages of an arched bridge: Requires very stable foundation.
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