Arch Bridge Facts: Lesson for Kids

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An arch bridge spreads out the _____ across the arch.

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1. What prevents the arch in an arch bridge from spreading out and collapsing?

2. Which of the following countries built the Zhaozhou Bridge in 605 AD?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz/worksheet set will help you find out what you remember about arch bridges. See if you explain why they work so well.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In this quiz you'll assess your knowledge and understanding of:

  • The reason an arch bridge doesn't spread out and collapse
  • Disadvantages of arch bridges
  • The construction of the Zhaozhou bridge

Skills Practiced

  • Reading awareness - make sure you know the most important information from the material, such as how an arch bridge bears the weight placed on it
  • Remembering details - remember what you've learned about the largest steel arch bridge in the world
  • Learning practice - use what you know to answer questions about the reason arch bridges do not collapse and some disadvantages to arch bridges

Additional Learning

Find out more about this type of bridge by reading the lesson titled Arch Bridge Facts: Lesson for Kids. You will be exposed to new ideas like:

  • Arch bridges' ability to flex
  • Benefits of bridge compression
  • Ancient civilizations that built arch bridges
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