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Structures/Bridge

TermDefinition
Span the full extent of something from end to end; the amount of space that something covers.
Compression the action of compressing or being compressed.
Suspension bridge 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.
Dissipate squander or fritter away
Buckle Tension a piece of metal or plastic attached to one end of a belt or strap
Stable not likely to give way or overturn; firmly fixed.
Torsion the action of twisting or the state of being twisted, especially of one end of an object relative to the other.
Cantilever a long projecting beam or girder fixed at only one end, used in bridge construction.
Buckling bend and give way under pressure or strain.
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.
Abutment a structure built to support the lateral pressure of an arch or span, e.g. at the ends of a bridge.
Beam a long, sturdy piece of squared timber or metal spanning an opening or part of a building, usually to support the roof or floor above.
Snapping the action of breaking suddenly and completely, typically with a sharp cracking sound.
Joint a point at which parts of an artificial structure are joined.
Transfer move from one place to another.
Pier a platform supported on pillars or girders leading out from the shore into a body of water, used as a landing stage for boats.
Truss a framework, typically consisting of rafters, posts, and struts, supporting a roof, bridge, or other structure.
Arch Bridge is a bridge with abutments at each end shaped as a curved arch.
Force strength or energy as an attribute of physical action or movement.
Beam Bridge Beam bridge or girder bridge is the simplest and oldest bridge type.
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