Below you will find basic information about bridges as well as web sites on the following bridges: Golden Gate , Sunshine Skyway, Chesapeake Bay , Sydney Harbor , Tower Bridge , Tacoma Narrows , Tappan Zee , Brooklyn Bridge and the Millennium Bridge .
How Bridges Work
This website includes an introduction on how bridges work and also includes information about different types of bridges including the beam bridge, the arch bridge and the suspension bridges.
This website includes basic information on the beam bridge, truss bridge, arch bridge and suspension bridge.
Building Big: All about Bridges
Understanding Bridges (English version)
Understanding Bridges (Spanish version)
Learn why some bridges are light and elegant, while others are massive
slabs; why some are arched and some suspended; why some are concrete
and others steel. See up close just how engineers pull off erecting
these enormous structures and keep them standing. United Streaming video password required.
The first segment of this video focuses on suspension bridges and specifically the Tacoma-Narrows Bridge. United Streaming video password required.
Included in the sub-sections on this portion of the web site are a wide variety of information and a wealth of statistics about the Bridge.
Tower Bridge, London
Tower Bridge Exhibition: History and Interesting Facts
Building Big: Databank: Tower Bridge
Tower Bridge History, pictures, links
Tappan Zee Bridge, New York
Tappan Zee Bridge at AllExperts
Tappan Zee Bridge Inspection Shows Years of Deterioration
Original article from the Journal News, November 27, 2005
Tappan Zee Bridge – Historic Overview
Building Big Database: Sunshine Skyway Bridge
Sunshine Skyway Bridge – History 1954-1999
Architecture of the Sydney Harbour Bridge
Sydney Harbour Bridge
Tacoma Narrows, Washington
Tacoma Narrows Bridge: Extreme History
Tacoma Narrows Bridge – A Tale of Two Gerties
How and Why We Bridged the Narrows
Brooklyn Bridge, New York
Brooklyn Bridge - Timeline
Building Big: Databank: Brooklyn Bridge
The Brooklyn Bridge Story
Strike Coverage: Brooklyn Bridge Not Built for Crowds
Engineering at the Cutting Edge: The Millennium Bridge video segment (United Streaming password needed)