This Bridge 150 fact files were developed as part of our Bridge 150 Festival in 2014. The Top Trumps® style resource contains fact files for over 80 diverse bridges from across the world, including examples of: beam, suspension, bascule, arch and cable stayed bridges.
Exploring the cards is a great way to introduce bridge design to students of all ages. The accessible scoring system based on: beauty, use, strength, long lasting and length encourages students to think about the properties of different bridges and why their design may vary depending on their context.
After exploring the bridge fact files for inspiration, students are encouraged to create their own bridge designs and finally scoring them using the criteria mentioned above.
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