Bridge Essays

What I Have Learned from Making Bridge

In our recent class competition about making bridge from wood, our group and I have learned a lot of things. The primary thing is that a plan is highly needed before beginning any project. In this case, you must have first a vision of the bridge you want to build. It may help if you observe bridges in the city and look at its structure for you to understand and be able to build a strong and efficient bridge. Sketch…

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Golden Gate Bridge History

The First proposal for the Golden Gate Bridge came from James Wilkins, who at the time was an engineering student. The cost of James Wilkins Bridge was unrealistic at the time which was 100million dollars, but none the less it set the bar for other bridge engineers to try to work out a cheaper solution. During this time a young Joseph Strauss had graduated from the University of Cincinnati with a degree in Business and Economics. Joseph was an avid…

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How Tension Is Created in the Play _a View from the Bridge_

In this essay I am going to discuss how tension is created in the play “A View from the Bridge” written by Arthur Miller, but more specifically how tension is created at the end of Act One. A View from the Bridge is set in Red Hook, New York full of Italian Americans who struggle to earn a living. In the 1950’s, Italy was a very poor country however immigration was made illegal before this, in 1946. The play goes…

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Balls Bridge and Truss Bridges_ a Brief Historical Overview

Foreword: I composed this brief and informal overview of truss bridges and Balls Bridge to put this beautiful historic bridge’s history and significance into context. A version of this document with full-color photos is available on my website’s Balls Bridge Page located at www. historicbridges. org/ontario/balls/index. htm which also has more information and photos. The general truss bridge information in this document was adapted from a formal research paper I composed. This paper, which cites the many different sources I…

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