Cantilever Bridge Facts: Lesson for Kids


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Which of the following is an example of a cantilever?

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1. This is a picture of a construction crane. The crane is a cantilever because the 'arm' of the crane sticks straight out to the side, and it's only supported on one end. At the bottom, in the red circle, there's a big pile of concrete blocks. The concrete blocks hold the cantilever arm in place so it doesn't tip over. What is the name for this pile of concrete blocks?

2. The Quebec Bridge is an example of _____:

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

These questions will help you find out what you know about cantilever bridges. You will be quizzed on what this type of bridge is and how it works.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

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

  • The Quebec Bridge
  • Examples of cantilevers
  • Suspended load in a cantilever bridge

Skills Practiced

  • Reading awareness - make sure you know the most important information from the material, such as what a double cantilever is
  • Critical thinking - apply what you know to examine information about cantilevers and cantilever bridges in a different way
  • Remembering details - remember what you've learned about examples of cantilevers
  • Learning practice - use what you know to answer questions about the different components of cantilevers and cantilever bridges

Additional Learning

For more information about this type of bridge, review the lesson titled Cantilever Bridge Facts: Lesson for Kids. You will learn about:

  • The Fourth Railway Bridge
  • Ways these bridges can be extended
  • The strengths of Cantilever bridges