Bridging the Bridge. Brought to you by: Maria Peloro and Christine Sniffen. Historical Facts. Example of Bridge Types. There are 6 main bridges that are used today. The most important bridges are as follows: girder, arch, truss, cable stayed, rigid frame, and suspension bridges... .
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Arch bridges are the second most common bridges, and also being the oldest bridges, these bridges are well known. Most arch bridges are made of stone because they were made long ago. ‘Arches use a curved structure which provides a high resistance to bending forces. Unlike girder and truss bridges, both ends of an arch are fixed in the horizontal direction.’
The view shows the old London Bridge in an adapted form. (1890’s)