Quiz: Everyday Science: Bridge Quiz
Everyday Science: Bridge Quiz
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About This Quiz

Chances are, if you've done even the slightest bit of traveling, you've crossed your fair share of bridges. These feats of engineering can span anything from a trickling stream to a raging river. Can you cross the bridge quiz without falling?

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The distance between two bridge supports is called the:
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Which of the following is not one of the two major forces bridges deal with?
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What determines the distance a beam bridge can span?
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What can be added to make beams taller?
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What gives an arch bridge its strength?
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Which part of a suspension bridge receives the most compression?
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Tension acts primarily on which part of a suspension bridge?
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What purpose do bridge dampeners serve?
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What force is responsible for most bridge failures?
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The rotational or twisting force that bridges face is called:
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