Classification of Bridges

by ce on August 30, 2014

Bridges can be classified in several ways, i.e.: based on action, material used, purpose and type of support.

Based on Action

  • Beam bridges
  • Cantilever bridges
  • Arc bridges
  • Suspension bridges
  • Cable-stayed bridges
  • Truss bridges

Based on Material Used

  • Concrete bridge
  • Steel bridge
  • Timber bridge
  • Composite bridge

Based on Purpose

  • Road bridges
  • Rail bridges
  • Rail and road bridges
  • Pedestrian bridges
  • Aqueduct

Based on Type of Support

  • Simply supported bridges
  • Continuous bridges
  • Fixed bridges
  • Cantilever brdiges



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