London Bridge • The most famous bridge with houses is also one of the earliest and the longest lasting, this is the London Bridge. It was built between built between 1176 and 1209.
Bridge Book • The first bridge engineering book was written by Hubert Gautier in 1716
First Iron Bridge • The first iron bridge was built in the summer of 1779. It had a span of only 100 feet.
Zavikon Island Bridge • The Zavikon Island Bridge is one of the smallest international bridges in our world’s history and was created in 1793.
bridges • In the late 1800’s, most bridges were made of wood.
Tower Bridge • The Tower Bridge was done in 1894. It took 8 years for construction to finish.
Covered Bridge • Mohawk River in New York was where the partially covered bridge. It was built in 1808.
The Early Cantilever Bridges • In 1890, one of the early modern cantilever bridges was built and completed by Benjamin Baker.
Seven Mile Bridge • One of the longest bridges in history is the Seven Mile bridge in the Florida Keys. It was constructed from 1909-1912.
Box-Girder • In the 1950s, A new type of girder called a box-girder was developed. The new box-girder increased the length that bridges could be made.
Bridge structures • Arch:
Arch Bridge: http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/f/fd/NagasakiMeganebashi.jpg • Suspension: http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/0/08/Severn_bridge-panoramic.jpg • Lifting: http://www.bardaglea.org.uk/bridges/bridge-types/images/skinnybridge2.jpg • Swinging: http://www.grandfather.com/swinging_bridge/ • Cable-Stayed: http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/b/b8/Rio_Antirio_Bridge_by_sunset.jpg
Brooklynn Bridge: http://www.endex.com/gf/buildings/bbridge/bbridgefacts.htm • Golden Gate Bridge: http://www.terragalleria.com/california/picture.usca9281.html • Sky way: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Sunsky.jpg • Firth of Forth Rail Bridges: http://www.nireland.com/bridgeman/Forth%20Rail%20Bridge.htm
Tower Bridge: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Tower_bridge_London_Twilight_-_November_2006.jpg • Iron Bridge: http://www.historyworld.net/wrldhis/PlainTextHistories.asp?historyid=ab97 • History: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bridge • Covered Bridges: http://www.dot.ga.gov/travelingingeorgia/coveredbridges/Pages/HistoryofCoveredBridges.aspx • Seven Mile Bridge: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seven_Mile_Bridge • Zavikon Island Bridge: http://www.webstuffscan.com/2007/09/10/worlds-smallest-international-bridge-zavikon-islands/ • Box-Girder: http://library.thinkquest.org/J002223/history/1900plus.html • Early Cantilever Bridges: http://library.thinkquest.org/J002223/history/1800to1900.html