Bridges and forces

Science and Technology: Bridges

Science and Technology in Society – How do science and technology affect the quality of our lives?

8.4 - In the design of structures there is a need to consider factors such as function, materials, safety, cost and appearance.

  • Bridges can be designed in different ways to withstand certain loads and potentially destructive forces.

C 30. Explain how beam, truss and suspension bridges are designed to withstand the forces that act on them.