Bridges by Shane
I started researching bridges online and discovered some very interesting bridges. In this blog I would like to share the results of my research.
A KWL chart is useful because it helps you to see what you already know and what you would like to know.
I began by exploring truss bridges as they are the most common type of bridge. I experimented with different types to see which was the strongest and most stable.
After exploring Truss bridges I moved on to suspension bridges. I made a model and researched suspension bridges around the world.
There are so many many examples on suspension bridges around the world and these are some of my favourite.
- Brooklyn Bridge, (1883) New York. Length: 487m
- Verrazano-Narrows Bridge, (1964) New York. Length: 4176m
- Akashi-Kaikyo Bridge, (1998) Japan. Length: 3,991m
- Great Belt Bridge, (1998) Denmark. Length: 1,624
- River Suir Bridge, (2009) Ireland. Length: 465m
I continued this project by looking at drawbridges. I made a model and then researched different drawbridges around the world.
Drawbridges are less common than truss bridges but here are my favourite.
- Oldest Drawbridge: (1602) Somerset Bridge, Bermuda.
- Longest Drawbridge 396m: (1896) Middletown and Portland.
- Most famous drawbridge: (1894) Tower Bridge, London.
- Irish drawbridge: (1984) Tom Clarke/Eastlink Bridge, Dublin.
Here are the 5 coolest bridges in the world, according to me!
- Slauerhoffbrug Bridge, Netherlands.
- Sidu River bridge, China.
- The Living Roots Bridge, India.
- Juscelino Kubitsehek Bridge, Brazil.
- Shaharah Bridge, Yemen.
Thank you for reading my very first blog. I am very happy and proud of it. I hope you enjoy reading and looking at bridges from around the world. Unfortunately, I couldn’t find a bridge in Loughrea!!!!