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Span the distance between two bridges support
Tension a force that acts to compress or shorten the thing it is acting on
Snapping what happens when tension overcomes an objective ability to handle compression
Truss supporting lattice work added to create very tall beams that add rigidity to an existing beam greatly increasing its ability to disspite the compression and tension
Transfer to move force from an area of weakness to an area of strenght
Torsion a rotational or twisting force
Abutments supports the end of an arch bridge that carry the load and keep the ends from spreading out
Spandrewls vertical support of an arch bridge used to distribute the weight of the roadway to the arch below
Anchorages securing devices that are embedded in the solid rock or massive concrete blocked that spreads cables over a large area to evenly distribute the load and prevent the cables from breaking free
Buckling what happens when the force of compression overcomes an objects ability to handle compression
Dissipate to spread force over a greater area so that no one spot has the brunt of the concentrated force
Deck-stiffening trusses a supporting truss system beneath the bridge deck
Resonance a fatal force to a bridge that is vibration caused by an extended force that is in harmony with the natural vibration of the original ting. Resonance vibration travel throught a bridge in waves
Dampeners a technique used to interrupt the resonant waves
Compression a force that acts to expend or shorten the thing it is acting on
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