What is a beam bridge?


A beam bridge is a simple kind of bridge that is made of horizontal beams that are supported by vertical posts. This kind of bridge is regarded as the simplest kind of bridge at this day and age, as they are a direct descendant of the log bridge.
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An example of a beam bridge is Chesapeake Bay bridge-tunnel Site: http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/buildingbig/bridge/index.html
( ′bēm ′brij ) (civil engineering) A fixed structure consisting of a series of steel or concrete beams placed parallel to traffic and supporting the roadway directly
1. Determine the placement of your beam bridge. Take into account traffic patterns, conditions of the soil and span length. For an overpass it may make sense to cross at an angle
A beam or "girder" bridge is the simplest kind of bridge. They are more familiar to us as a
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A beam bridge is also called a girder bridge and is the simplest kind of bridge. Ancient beam bridges were in the form of a log across a stream. A beam bridge basically consists of a horizontal beam that is supported at each end by piers.
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