Bridge Design Lesson for Kids


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A/An _____ bridge may be selected for an area needing high clearance for traffic to pass underneath.

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1. A suspension bridge can connect two pieces of land that are far apart in distance; however, a downside to this design is _____.

2. A beam bridge is flat and can be _____ depending on the distance needed.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Answer these questions in order to test what you know about designing bridges. You'll be quizzed on important topics such as a design choice that will allow land or water traffic to pass under a bridge and a disadvantage of building a suspension bridge.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

See how much you know about:

  • Characteristics of a beam bridge
  • Two people who are responsible for working together in order to design a bridge
  • Factors to consider when a bridge is being designed

Skills Practiced

  • Reading awareness - make sure you know the most important information from the lesson on designing bridges
  • Remembering details - remember what you've learned about who is responsible for working together to design a bridge
  • Learning practice - use what you know to answer questions about suspension bridges and beam bridges

Additional Learning

For more information on building bridges, review the lesson called Bridge Design Lesson for Kids. You'll be going over the following bullet points as you study:

  • Styles and shapes of bridges
  • Choosing a bridge style during the design process
  • The type of bridge that can span a long distance
  • The design team for building a bridge