From ancient empires to modern times, bridges have shaped communities and built civilizations. The importance of bridges in history and understanding how engineers utilize physical science concepts when building a bridge are compelling reasons to study bridges. Bridge Builders focuses on the three most important bridge styles – beam, arch, and suspension. The essential components of each style are demonstrated using the bridges at Capilano Suspension Bridge Park as real and functioning examples. The advantages and disadvantages of each style of bridge are demonstrated.
Available: October 2016 only