Here are some notable bridges from around the world.
What similarities and differences do you notice?
Location: Beijing, China
This bridge was built sometime around 1750 and is made from marble and other white stone. This bridge has carvings of cranes and other animals and is also known as the Camel’s Back Bridge.
Location: San Fransisco, California
This bridge was finished in 1937 and is made from steel. This bridge was designed to safely withstand winds of up to 68 miles per hour and can tolerate winds up to 100 miles per hour.
Location: London, England
This bridge was completed in 1894 and is made of steel covered with Portland stone and Cornish granite. The bridge is a suspension and bascule (drawbridge) bridge.
The Engineering Design Process helps us figure out problems and solve them like engineers. Today you will use this process to create the strongest bridge you can.