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Bridge Quizzes & Trivia

This quiz is about the different types of bridges.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What type of bridge is shown in this picture?
    • A. 

      Beam

    • B. 

      Arch

    • C. 

      Cantilever

    • D. 

      Truss

  • 2. 
    A beam bridge is safe to span no more than how many feet?
    • A. 

      750

    • B. 

      225

    • C. 

      7000

    • D. 

      250

  • 3. 
    What type of bridge is shown in this picture?
    • A. 

      Cantilever

    • B. 

      Cable Stayed

    • C. 

      Suspension

    • D. 

      Combination

  • 4. 
    Who is famous for building the first arch bridges?
    • A. 

      The Chinese

    • B. 

      The Egyptians

    • C. 

      The Greeks

    • D. 

      The Romans

  • 5. 
    Which bridge did John and Washington Roebling build?
    • A. 

      The Golden Gate Bridge

    • B. 

      The Tacoma Narrows Bridge

    • C. 

      The Tower Bridge

    • D. 

      The Brooklyn Bridge

  • 6. 
    The weight of the bridge itself is called:
    • A. 

      The load

    • B. 

      The dead load

    • C. 

      The live load

    • D. 

      The full load

  • 7. 
    What two forces must be in balance for a bridge to remain standing?
    • A. 

      Tension and compression

    • B. 

      Tension and torsion

    • C. 

      The dead load and the live load

    • D. 

      Bending and shearing

    • E. 

      The settlement load and the wind load

  • 8. 
    What is the strongest shape?
    • A. 

      The oval

    • B. 

      The square

    • C. 

      The rectangle

    • D. 

      The triangle

  • 9. 
    Although strong, there are very few cantilever bridges in the world because they are:
    • A. 

      Very unattractive

    • B. 

      Very noisy

    • C. 

      Very expensive to build

    • D. 

      Very bumpy to drive over

  • 10. 
    A bridge is like a phone call because they both:
    • A. 

      Have a beginning and an end

    • B. 

      Can be very long

    • C. 

      Connect people to people

    • D. 

      All of the above