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European Bridges - Chapter Summary
Make your study of European bridges easy using the fun lessons in this entertaining chapter. Top instructors help you understand the history of these bridges, how they were constructed and other important facts. Accompanying the lessons are short quizzes designed to assess your comprehension of the Forth Bridge, Tower Bridge and others. If you need more information or want to clarify details covered in this chapter, feel free to send your questions to our experts. Completing this chapter will enable you to:
- Share the Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge's history and facts
- Discuss the history and legends of the Charles Bridge in Prague
- Describe the construction and history of the Clifton Suspension Bridge
- Explain how the Forth Bridge was designed and constructed
- Detail the history of the Bridge of Sighs
- List facts about the Millau Viaduct and explain how it was constructed
- Provide facts about the Oresund Bridge and Underwater Tunnel
- Describe the design of the Rialto Bridge in Italy and discuss its construction
- Discuss the history of the Tower Bridge
1. Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge: History & Facts
Rope bridges are simple structures that can be simultaneously very difficult to build. In this lesson, we'll explore the history of the Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge and see how it's been used over time.
2. Charles Bridge in Prague: History, Facts & Legends
In this lesson, we will investigate the history of Charles Bridge in Prague by traveling back to the 17th century, when Emperor Charles IV commissioned the bridge. We will also learn the significance of the bridge's crucifix and statue of St. John Nepomuk.
3. Clifton Suspension Bridge: History, Construction & Facts
The Clifton Suspension Bridge is a remarkable structure, designed by a remarkable person. In this lesson, we'll explore the history and construction of this bridge, and see how it helped represent a new era of technology.
4. Forth Bridge: History, Design & Construction
The Forth Bridge is a very important structure in the history of engineering. In this lesson, we'll look at this history and see what makes this unique bridge so interesting.
5. History of The Bridge of Sighs
The Bridge of Sighs is one of the most iconic landmarks of the watery city. In this lesson, we'll explore the history of this bridge and see how it got that name.
6. Millau Viaduct: History, Facts & Construction
France is home to a number of grand structures, and today we'll add another to the list. In this lesson, we'll explore the history and design of the Millau Viaduct and examine the process of how it was designed and built.
7. Oresund Bridge & Underwater Tunnel: Construction & Facts
How do you connect two countries that are separated by a deep body of water? In Sweden and Denmark, you go over and under the water. In this lesson, learn about building the bridge and underwater tunnel known as the Oresund Bridge.
8. Rialto Bridge in Italy: History, Design & Construction
The Rialto Bridge is one of the most famous bridges in Italy. In this lesson, we're going to explore the history and design of this bridge, and see what makes it so remarkable.
9. Tower Bridge: History & Facts
In this lesson we will explore the history and construction of London's most recognizable landmark: Tower Bridge. We will examine architects' design choices and then learn about how the bridge was constructed.
10. Pont Alexandre III Bridge: History, Statues & Facts
In this lesson, learn about the Bridge Alexandre III, crossing over the River Seine in Paris. Explore the history and construction of this iconic monument and also, discover the beautiful and elaborate artwork decorating it.
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