Parts of a Bridge: Lesson for Kids


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_____ are slender, vertical supports that are driven into the ground below a bridge.

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1. Piers are thick, strong structures that support a bridge at the ends of a _____.

2. _____ are usually made of strong materials, like steel, because they have to support the horizontal length of a bridge.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Use the worksheet and quiz to see what you know about parts of a bridge. Different types of supports and piers are topics on the quiz.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Take the quiz to see what you know about:

  • Where piers are located
  • Slender, vertical supports that are driven into the ground below a bridge
  • Part that acts as sturdy anchors that attach the bridge to the road
  • A part made of strong materials because it supports the horizontal length of a bridge

Skills Practiced

  • Reading awareness - make sure that you know the most important details from the lesson on bridge parts
  • Remembering details - remember what you learned about what your car tires touch when on a bridge
  • Learning practice - use what you learned to answer questions about different parts of a bridge

Additional Learning

Parts of a Bridge: Lesson for Kids is a lesson you can use to review more topics about:

  • How bridges are supported
  • Arms and legs of a bridge
  • Characteristics of different bridge parts