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Bridges of the World - Chapter Summary
In this chapter, our instructors present facts, history and information about some of the most famous bridges in the world, including the Charles Bridge in Prague, the Bridge of Sighs and the Capilano Suspension Bridge. You can test your understanding either before or after reviewing the lessons by taking our multiple-choice quizzes. If any of the information in the lessons is challenging, feel free to contact an instructor for help. Once you complete this chapter, you should understand the following:
- The history of the Ambassador Bridge
- How the Capilano Suspension Bridge came about
- Legends about Prague's Charles Bridge
- Information on other famous bridges
- The construction of Italy's Rialto Bridge
- The history of the Stamford Bridge Battle
- How the Sydney Harbour Bridge was built
- The facts and history surrounding Tower Bridge
1. Famous Bridges of the World
The world is a better place because of the beautiful bridges designed by renowned architects and engineers. Bridges bring people together, and they add a dash of wonder to the environment. In this lesson, we will look at three of the world's most famous bridges.
2. Sydney Harbour Bridge: Construction & History
The opera house isn't Sydney Harbour's only notable landmark. In this lesson, we'll check out the bridge that spans this harbor and see what role it played in Australian history.
3. Danyang-Kunshan Bridge: Construction & Facts
There are many long bridges in the world, but the Danyang-Kunshan Bridge takes the cake. In this lesson, we'll explore the design of this impressive structure and see what it took to build it.
4. Bang Na Expressway: Construction & Facts
The Bang Na Expressway was once the longest bridge in the world, but that's not the only thing incredible about it. In this lesson, we'll check out this structure and see how its construction made history.
5. Akashi Kaikyo Bridge: Facts, History & Location
The Akashi Kaikyo Bridge is a uniquely impressive structure. In this lesson, we're going to see why this is, and check out the engineering challenges that make this structure a champion in the world of bridges.
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Other chapters within the Architectural Structures Study Guide course
- Architecture of Famous Mosques
- Architecture & Temples of Asia
- Architecture of Theaters & Opera Houses
- Architecture of Cities
- Bridges of the United States
- Notable US Sights
- Garden Designs & History
- Famous Architectural Works
- Architectural Structures in Spain
- Bridges in the Mid-Atlantic States
- Bridges in the South Atlantic States
- California Architectural Structures
- Canadian Bridges
- European Bridges
- Italian Architectural Structures
- Louisiana Bridges
- Massachusetts Bridges
- New York Architectural Structures
- Oregon Bridges
- Architecture & Design of Famous Churches & Cathedrals
- Architecure & Design of Famous Castles
- The Great Wall of China