Floating Bridges on the Brain: The Ultimate Floating Bridge Quiz
If everybody had an ocean, across the U.S.A, they'd be too busy building floating bridges to play on silly surfboards. Floating bridges are indispensable tools for spanning areas other bridges can't. Ready to take on our bridge challenge?
What other name do floating bridges commonly go by?
What was the first modern floating bridge in the United States to fail due to a severe storm?
the Lacey V. Morrow Memorial Bridge
the Hood Canal Bridge
the Governor Albert D. Rosellini Bridge -- Evergreen Point Bridge
What is the longest floating bridge in the world?
Governor Albert D. Rosellini Bridge -- Evergreen Point
Lake Washington Bridge
How long is the Governor Albert D. Rosellini Bridge -- Evergreen Point?
What year was the Governor Albert D. Rosellini Bridge -- Evergreen Point Bridge completed?
What's one major reason Washington is replacing the Governor Albert D. Rosellini Bridge -- Evergreen Point Bridge?
It wasn't built to withstand a 20-year storm.
It has too many irreparable cracks.
It's simply getting too old.
The Sunset Lake Floating Bridge in Vermont was first floated on what kind of pontoons?
inflated pig skins
Which state in America holds claim to the longest floating pedestrian bridge?
Which floating bridge uses steel pontoons instead of the more common concrete pontoons?
Demerara Harbour Bridge
Lake Washington Bridge
Which portion of a floating bridge is most susceptible to damage from an earthquake?
How big, in diameter, were the steel cables that broke when the Hood Canal Bridge sank?
6 inches (15.24 centimeters)
8 inches (20.32 centimeters)
3 feet (0.9 meters)
Why were most ancient floating bridges constructed?
to help people move around more easily in their daily lives
to expand local economies
Xerxes set out to conquer Greece, but first his army needed a bridge to cross which body of water?
the Black Sea
How many boats did Xerxes' men use for the replacement floating bridge?
Why was the Eastbank Esplanade closed temporarily in 2011?
high water levels
explosive balls of hot lava
The Homer M. Hadley Memorial Bridge is part of which Interstate highway?
Many owners use what strategy to help pay for the huge expense of floating bridges?
higher local tax rates
How much time did engineers need to complete the floating bridge in Dubai?
How long is the Dubai floating bridge?
1,325 feet (403.86 meters)
1,399 feet (426.4 meters)
1,181 feet (360 meters)
The Dubai floating bridge is almost brand-new (built in 2007), but it's only temporary. It'll be replaced in 2012 by what bridge?