Continuous Bridges

Fixed bridges that extend without hinges or joints across three or more supports, making them capable of resisting bending and shearing forces at all sections throughout their length; continuous bridges are firmly supported in the perpendicular direction by piers and abutments. .

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Go Historic ID
3344
Names
continuous bridges
continuous bridge
continuous-truss bridges
continuous span bridges
continuous truss span bridges
bridges, continuous
doorgaande liggerbruggen Dutch
doorgaande liggerbrug Dutch
puentes continuos Spanish
puente continuo Spanish

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Fixed bridges that extend without hinges or joints across three or more supports, making them capable of resisting bending and shearing forces at all sections throughout their length; continuous bridges are firmly supported in the perpendicular direction by piers and abutments.

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Bibliography

  1. 1.  The Getty Art & Architecture Thesaurus, 300007847. The J. Paul Getty Trust.