Failed Truss Bridges
Most people would probably use the truss bridge for this project, due to the fact that the truss bridge has straight beams. Although it is a good idea to look at bridges that are successful, it is also a good idea to look at bridges that have failed. A truss bridge in Louisville, Kentucky fell into river on October 10,1888. This can be due to faulty beams or a weak roadbed. This can show that we need to make sure that the road bed and beams are strong. A truss bridge in broke on June 17, 1958, due to a miscalculation during construction. This shows that before you bridge is complete, it won't be strong enough to support itself, so you should assume that it could support itself.