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Infographic: The Five Structural Technologies that Shaped the History of Bridges

Infographic: The Five Structural Technologies that Shaped the History of Bridges
Infographic: The Five Structural Technologies that Shaped the History of Bridges, Courtesy of Ohio University’s Online Masters in Civil Engineering program
Courtesy of Ohio University’s Online Masters in Civil Engineering program

With everything from beams, to trusses, to arches and more, bridge technology has informed advanced structural systems used in architecture for centuries. This infographic produced by Ohio University’s Online Masters in Civil Engineering program examines five historic and contemporary examples of bridge technology, concisely revealing how different structural techniques for bridges have achieved radically different aesthetics - from stone slabs first laid over water in the middle ages to modern-day suspension bridges. To learn more about ten key examples of the five major bridge types, each with additional information on their origins and history, see the full infographic after the break.

Courtesy of Ohio University’s Online Masters in Civil Engineering program
Courtesy of Ohio University’s Online Masters in Civil Engineering program
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Cite: Evan Rawn. "Infographic: The Five Structural Technologies that Shaped the History of Bridges" 25 Nov 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/571578/infographic-the-five-structural-technologies-that-shaped-the-history-of-bridges/> ISSN 0719-8884
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