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|supports at the end of an arch bridge that carry the load and keep the ends from spreading out.
|vertical supports of an arch bridge used to distribute the weight of the roadway to the arch below
|securing devices 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.
|the distance between two bridge support
|a force that acts to compress or shorten the thing it is acting on
|a force that acts to expand or lengthen the thing it is acting on.
|what happens when the force of compression overcomes an objects ability to handle compression.
|what happens when tension overcomes an objects ability to handle tension.
|to spread force over a greater area so that no spot has to bear the brunt of the concentrated force.
|to move force from an area of weakness to an area of strength.
|supporting lattice work added to create very tall beams that add rigidity to an existing beam greatly increasing its ability to dissipate the compression and tension.
|a rotational or twisting force
|a supporting truss system beneath the bridge deck
|a fatal force to a bridge that is a vibration caused by a extended force that is in harmony with the natural vibration of the original thing. Resonance vibrations travel through a bridge in waves
|a technique used to interrupt the resonant waves.