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Structures/Bridge

TermDefinition
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 (money, energy, or resources).
Buckle A flat, typically rectangular frame with a hinged pin, used for joining the ends of a belt or strap.
Tension The state of being stretched tight.
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 Transfer Joint tenants are two or more people who own property together. An instrument is any document that legally transfers property, such as a deed or a will. Unity of interest: Each tenant or owner has an equal interest in the property.
Pier A solid support designed to sustain vertical pressure.
Truss a framework, typically consisting of rafters, posts, and struts, supporting a roof, bridge, or other structure.
Torsion The action of twisting or the state of being twisted, especially of one end of an object relative to the other.
Arch Bridge An 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 bridges are the simplest structural forms for bridge spans supported by an abutment or pier at each end.
Span (of a bridge, arch, etc.)extend from side to side of.
Stable (of an object or structure) not likely to give way or overturn; firmly fixed.
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