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V. Ryan 2001-2012

 
     

     
 

1a. Lesson Starter - Famous Structures of the World

 
 

1b. Another Lesson Starter - Structures

 
 

1c. Introduction to Bridges.

 
 

2. History of Bridges - Wood Beam and Wood Frame Bridges

 
 

3. History of Bridges - The Stone Slab Bridge

 
 

4. History of Bridges - The Stone Arch Bridge

 
 

5. The History of Bridges - Iron and Steel Bridges

 
     
 

6. Typical Roman Stone Arch Construction

 
 

7. Roman Bridge and Aqueduct Construction

 
 

8. The Mostar Bridge (Stone Arch)

 
 

9. Switzerland - The Landwasser Viaduct

 
     
 

10. A Typical Box Girder Bridge

 
 

11. The Tay Bridge Disaster

 
 

12. Why the Tay Bridge Collapsed - One Theory

 
     
 

13. A Typical Cable Stay Bridge

 
 

14. The Normandy Bridge - Cable Stay Bridge

 
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15. The Millau Bridge - Southern France (Cable Stay)

 
 

16. A Typical Suspension Bridge

 
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17. The Bridges of Budapest - Hungary

 
 

18. Bridge Design Activity

 
 

19. Bridge Location, Design and Leaflet - Activity

 
 

20. The Tacoma Suspension Bridge Disaster

 
 

 

 
 

21. The Akashi-Kaikyo Suspension Bridge - Page 1 - General Facts

 
 

22. The Akashi-Kaikyo Suspension Bridge - Page 2 - Foundations and Towers

 
 

23. The Akashi-Kaikyo Suspension Bridge - Page 3 - Cables and Decking

 
 

24. The Akashi-Kaikyo Suspension Bridge - Page 4 - Animated Stages of Construction

 
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25. Model Art Straw Bridge Practical Project - Page 1

 
 

26. Model Art Straw Bridge Practical Project - Page 2

 
 

27. Model Art Straw Bridge Practical Project - Page 3

 
  28. Bridge Embellishment  
  29. Bridge Testing  
 

30. Model Art Straw Bridge - Collecting and Presenting the Data

 
     
 

31. Examples of Triangulation

 
 

32. Triangulation Continued

 
 

33. A Triangulated Conventional Roof

 
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34. Designing a Model Tower

 
 

35. Making a Model Tower

 
     
 

36. Frames

 
 

37. Sections and Beams

 
 

38. Struts and Ties

 
     
 

39. The Eiffel Tower

 
 

40. Structures and the Environment

 
 

41.The Empire State Building

 
 

42. Designing the New London Tower

 
     
 
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