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September 24, 2010

"Cantilever Bridges" (video review)


El Alamillo Bridge, Seville, Spain
Santiago Calatrava, 1992
© Mary Ann Sullivan
Source: Digital Imaging Project

Cantilever Bridges
Shopware Videos: How Did They Build That? Series

A brief, informative video that examines cantilever bridges using a variety of examples including the Kingsgate Footbridge, Forth Bridge and Puente del Alamillo. Scott Steedman narrates the video providing an interesting and straightforward explanation of how each bridge works and the history of their construction. Overall a good introduction to the topic with basic bridge engineering concepts and vocabulary covered along with the use of creative demonstrations. One in a number of series that covers other architectural features including everything from suspension bridges to domes and concrete.

This video is among the many available to borrow from the Visual Resources Center in the Art, Architecture and Engineering Library. Search for videos in Mirlyn or in our video database.

Posted by rmassare at September 24, 2010 10:00 AM

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