Building Bridges : Instructables http://www.instructables.com/tag/type-id/?sort=none&q=bridges Instructables supports teachers by providing free pro memberships and awesome project ideas for your classroom. We provide plug and play hands-on projects to let you supplement your curriculum with the best projects that other teachers have to offer.
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Bridges : at The Google Cultural Institute http://bit.ly/QYJkoS Bridges online collection at The Google Cultural Institute
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Bridge Tracker http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/21840954/ Bridge Tracker
This map shows the condition and inspection dates for more than 100,000 bridges in the U.S. that are crossed by at least 10,000 vehicles per day
Pontifex http://www.chroniclogic.com/index.htm?pontifex Pontifex is the official sequel to a free ware game in which the player designs and tests bridges. Pontifex uses a complex physics engine which allows the construction of many different types of bridges.
Once the design is completed, the player can test the strength of the bridge by sending a train across it. Depending on the quality of the bridges' design, the train will either pass over it safely or plummet into the river below. The 3D engine lets the player view their bridge from any angle including a first-person train view.
Tacoma Narrows Bridge http://www.nwrain.net/~newtsuit/recoveries/narrows/gg.htm Tacoma Narrows Bridge
Throughout the early morning hours of Thursday, November 7, 1940, the center span had been undulating three to five feet in winds of 35 to 46 miles per hour. Alarmed by this constant motion, highway officials and state police closed the bridge at 10:00 A.M. Shortly thereafter the character of the motion dramatically changed from a rhythmic rising and falling to a two-wave twisting motion. The twisting motion grew stronger with each twist; span movement had gone from 5 foot to 28 foot undulations. This twisting motion caused the roadbed to tilt 45 degrees from horizontal one way and then 45 degrees from horizontal the other way.
Construct an Aqueduct http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/lostempires/roman/aqueduct.html Construct an Aqueduct
Aqueducts are one of the wonders of the Roman Empire. These graceful structures are not only majestic, but are engineering marvels that survive to this day.
In "Construct an Aqueduct," you are hired as Chief Water Engineer by the Roman Emperor.
Your job: to build an aqueduct that will supply the Roman city of Aqueductis with clean water to private homes, public baths and glorious fountains. Succeed, and citizens of Aqueductis will drink clean water and bathe happily.
Fail, and there's no telling what your countrymen will do.
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