by Lior Zitman
Bridges have changed greatly over the years. Thanks to advances in building materials and machinery, building a bridge is now more precise than ever before.
Nevertheless, all these modern marvels come down to a few simple physics principles. Our technologies may evolve, but some things—like physics—never change!
Every bridge, regardless of its form, must constantly balance the opposite forces of tension and compression. How these forces work together is what makes each bridge type unique. Read the rest of this entry »