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Here are some useful links to sites about Bridges.

Individual Bridges

Akashi Kaikyo Bridge
The Honshu-Shikoku Bridge Authority provides facts, figures, illustrations, photographs, and a comprehensive history of the Akashi Kaikyo Bridge.

Brooklyn Bridge
Get the facts on this famous bridge, check out old and new photos, and read up on some interesting tidbits about the bridge.

Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel
Review a brief history, including photographs, of this unique structure.

Engines of Our Ingenuity
Learn more about the history of the Firth of Forth Bridge with this interesting essay.

Golden Gate Bridge
Includes information, a photo library, and a wealth of historical statistics about the Golden Gate Bridge

Ironbridge Gorge Museum
Includes facts, photographs, a brief history, and virtual tour of the Ironbridge Gorge

New River Gorge Bridge
The National Park Service outlines a brief history and provides photographs of this unique bridge. Also includes information about the ever-popular "Bridge Day."

Bridges -- General

Bridge Builder Online
Brush up on the latest bridge building techniques, visit bridge organizations, and test your bridge knowledge with some tricky bridge trivia questions.

Bridge Clearinghouse
Everything you ever wanted to know about bridges, but were afraid to ask

Bridge Site
Here you will find fun links to bridge-building competitions around the world

Bridgepros
Visit the helpful learning center for links to bridge engineers, famous bridges, and various bridge resources

Bridges Project
Rice University Department of Civil Engineering has compiled a comprehensive database of significant bridges throughout the United States for your viewing pleasure

Cable-Supported Structures
Interested in cable-supported structures? Here you will find a comprehensive list of cable-supported structures, including cable-stayed bridges

Context for World Heritage Bridges
Interested in the history of bridge building and bridge preservation? Read this informative, lengthy essay.

Historic Bridge Foundation
Learn more about the preservation of bridges in the United States.

K'nex Lesson Plans
Download an Adobe PDF file with a number of curriculum ideas that use K'nex materials, including "The Bridge: How Much and When?"

Secrets of a Master Builder
Meet James Eads, one of America's greatest builders, who built the world's first steel bridge, at St. Louis, Missouri, in the 1870s .... from American Experience Online.

Texas Department of Transportation
Elementary school children will have a ball learning about different kinds of roads, bridges, construction and equipment machines, and work zone safety.


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