# Bridge Terms Quiz Retake

10 Questions | Attempts: 185

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• 1.
This refers to the weight of the bridge.  It has to hold itself up before it can hold anything else.
• A.

• B.

• C.

Truss

• D.

Compression

• 2.
These are formed by members and form triangles.  They give the bridge strength.
• A.

Joints

• B.

Statics

• C.

Pier

• D.

Truss

• 3.
This refers to all of the forces that act on the bridge that are not a part of the actual bridge.  Examples would be snow, cars, and wind.
• A.

Compression

• B.

Tension

• C.

• D.

Statics

• 4.
A structure at each end of the bridge that connects it to the land.
• A.

Span

• B.

Abutment

• C.

Deck

• D.

Pier

• 5.
This refers to the length of the bridge from one end to the other.  It is a measurement.  It is not an actual thing.
• A.

Deck

• B.

Pier

• C.

Span

• D.

Abutment

• 6.
The spot where members are connected.
• A.

Joint

• B.

Abutment

• C.

Truss

• D.

Pier

• 7.
Structures that run vertically to the ground and hold up the bridge.  All bridges do not have these.
• A.

Span

• B.

Abutment

• C.

Pier

• D.

Members

• 8.
The part of the bridge that is used for transportation.
• A.

Span

• B.

Deck

• C.

Truss

• D.

Abutment

• 9.
This is caused by forces pushing on the ends of members in a truss.
• A.

Tension

• B.

Statics

• C.

Compression

• D.

• 10.
This is a type of physics that studies the structure of trusses.
• A.

Statics

• B.

Tension

• C.

Compression

• D.

Triangle Sum Theorem