Bridge FAQs:

Q: Is a bridge a structure built to span physical obstacles without closing the way underneath such as a body of water?

A: Yes, and valley, or road, for the purpose of providing passage over the obstacle.

Q: Were bridges built?

A: Yes, and many using the ideas of Gustave Eiffel.

Q: Are bridges viaducts?

A: Yes, such as the Lake Pontchartrain Causeway and Millau Viaduct.

Q: Are bridges built much taller than necessary?

A: Yes.

Q: Is a bridge constructed and anchored?

A: Yes, and the material used to make it, and the funds available to build it.

Q: Are bridges fixed bridges?

A: Yes, and meaning they have no moving parts and stay in one place until they fail or are demolished.

Q: Was a bridge swept away during a flood, and later repaired by Puspagupta, the chief architect of emperor Chandragupta I?

A: Yes, The use of stronger bridges using plaited bamboo and iron chain was visible in India by about the 4th century.

Q: Are bridges designed to move out of the way of boats or other kinds of traffic?

A: Yes, and which would otherwise be too tall to fit.

Q: Are bridges utilitarian in appearance?

A: Yes, but in some cases, the appearance of the bridge can have great importance.

Q: Are bridges extremely rare?

A: Yes.

Q: Is a bridge also historically significant as it is the world's oldest open-spandrel stone segmental arch bridge?

A: Yes.

Q: Are bridges currently built in concrete?

A: Yes, and steel, fiber reinforced polymers , stainless steel or combinations of those materials.

Q: Are bridges subject to unplanned uses as well?

A: Yes.

Q: Are bridges of special concern for structural engineers in trying to learn lessons vital to bridge design?

A: Yes, and construction and maintenance.

Q: Is a bridge being rebuilt?

A: Yes.

Q: Is a bridge one of four Mycenaean corbel arch bridges part of a former network of roads?

A: Yes, and designed to accommodate chariots, between the fort of Tiryns and town of Epidauros in the Peloponnese, in southern Greece.

Q: Was a bridge reserved exclusively for the use of the Emperor?

A: Yes, and Empress, and their attendants.

Q: Is a bridge examples?

A: Yes.

Q: Were bridges made out of timber?

A: Yes, and stone and masonry.