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abutments support at the end of an arch bridge that carry the load and ends from spreading out.
spandrels vertical support of an arch bridge used to distribute the weight of the roadway to the arch below.
anchororage security device that are embedded in the solid rock or massive concrete blocks that spread cables over a large area to evenly distribute the load and prevent the cables from breaking free.
span the distance between two bridges supports
compression a force that acts to compress or shorten the thin it is acting on.
tension a force that acts to expand or lengthen the thing it is acting on.
bucklin what happens when the force of compression overcomes an object's ability to handle tension.
snapping what happens when tension overcomes an object's ability to handle tension
dissipate to spread force over a great area so that no one spot has to bear thee brunt of the concentrated force
transfer to move force from an area of weakness to an area of strenght
truss supporting lattice work added to create very tall beams that add rigidity to an existing beam greatly increasing its ability to dissipate the tension
torsion a rotational or twisting force
deck-stiffening trusses a supporting truss system beneath the bridge deck
resonance a fatal force to a bridge
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