Beam bridges

Beam bridges a horizontal beam spanned across two places

Fun Fact: the longest beam bridge is 38 km

Suspension bridges

A suspension bridge is supported by hanging cables at the ends of the bridge

Fun Fact: the longest suspension bridge spans only 3 km

Truss bridges

A truss bridge is beams that arch into triangles it is one of the oldest bridge types

Fun Fact: the Mulwala bride is a truss bridge

Arch bridges

Arch bridges have two abutments at each side when weight is applied it forces it all down on the abutments

Cantilever bridge

A cantilever bridge is two horizontal beams supported by two piers at either end

Fun Fact: Piers are also used with jettys