Weston Middle School

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Cathedrals and Bridges:

ARCHITECTURE:

TIMBERFRAMING:

Simple Highway Overpass- A Beam Bridge:

Post-and-Beam Bridge, Beverly, MA

Champlain Bridge, Montreal Canada- Cantilever Bridge

Brooklyn Bridge, New York City- Note suspension and cable-stayed features

Bridge on Route 95, Connecticut- Truss and Cantilever

Sagamore Bridge, Cape Cod

Camelback bridge,Maine

Penobscot Bridges, Bucksport, Maine

Section through Penobscot Bridge Box beam

Covered Wood Truss Bridge, Jackson, NH

Cobweb in Room 143- A structure solely in tension

Forces must stay balanced for a structure to be stable!

A bicycle frame is a truss

Tower Crane- What parts are in tension? In compression?

 

Topping-Out Ceremony- Weston High School Science Wing

Skyscraper by Frank Gehry, NYC

National Geographic: Denmark to Sweden Bridge

 

West Point Bridges Sept 23rd

Strauss Bascule Bridge at North Station

 

 

 

Box Beam Road Structure, Charlestown

 
Revised January 2011 by Jonathan Dietz, dietzj@mail.weston.org