Category: Beam

Forces at Work: Beam Bridges

Beam bridges are subject to the two basic forces that are in effect for all bridges. These forces are compression and tension. These forces are at work in a beam bridge in an arguably more direct manner than in other bridges. With a beam bridge, with its single deck, the deck itself is subject to […]

Types of Bridges: Beam

You may not ever have given it any thought – BUT – did you know there are four main types of bridges? One is the beam bridge. If you picture a fallen log across a stream, brook, or river, you are picturing a beam bridge at its simplest. As you picture this fallen log turned […]