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5th Science Eng_1

5th Grade Engineering Vocab

Abutment The land at the ends of the bridge
Reebar Steel bars to reinforce concrete
Bridge deck The surface of the bridge; road or walk way
Cable-stayed bridge A newer bridge design where the cables to diagonally from the tower and connect directly to the bridge dec in a triangle formation
Cantilever bridge Special Beam bridge design with diagonal trusses added to the piers
I Beam An iron or steel beam that covers the span of the bridge
Piers Post or beam set into the ground or river to support the weight of a bridge
Span Distance between 2 support posts
Trusses Old design using the strength of triangles and S shapes
Tower Located above the bridge's surface to support the cables
Created by: RoperFive