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BRIDGES

BRIDGE

TermDefinition
Span Extend from side to side of.
Suspension A bridge in which the weight of the deck is supported by vertical cables suspended from larger cables that run between towers and are anchored in abutments at each end.
Tension The state of being stretched tight.
Cable A thick rope of wire or nonmetallic fiber, typically used for construction, mooring ships, and towing vehicles.
Rigid Unable to bend or be forced out of shape; not flexible.
Snapping When the force of tension overcomes an object's ability to. handle tension.
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