Arch Bridge

An arch bridge is a bridge with abutments at each end shaped as a curved arch. Arch bridges work by transferring the weight of the bridge and its loads partially into a horizontal thrust restrained by the abutments at either side. A viaduct (a long bridge) may be made from a series of arches, although other more economical structures are typically used today.

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Los Peñasquitos Creek Arch Bridge
... The Los Peñasquitos Creek Arch Bridge is a pair of road bridges located in San Diego, California, USA ... Completed in 1949, the original bridge is a reinforced concrete open-spandrel arch-bridge with an overall length of 434 feet (132 m), and an arch span of 220 feet (67 m) ... The new Los Peñasquitos Creek bridge was first built in 1966 as the southbound lanes of the U.S ...
Arch Bridge - Use of Modern Materials
... Most modern arch bridges are made from reinforced concrete ... This type of bridge is suitable where a temporary centring may be erected to support the forms, reinforcing steel, and uncured concrete ... Many modern bridges, made of steel or reinforced concrete, often bear some of their load by tension within their structure ...

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