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Raintree Steck-Vaughn, 1997 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 48 pages
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This updated edition asks some great questions. Why did the Romans build bridges? What is the longest bridge? How does a suspension bridge work? You'll find the answers to these questions and many more in Building Amazing Structures. Each book in the series looks at some of today's most amazing structures from around the world. Begin your journey by reading about similar structures in history and how they were built. Then discover the techniques and materials that today's engineers and builders use to make even more amazing structures. Finally, learn about structures that failed and why.

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User Review  - christieb - LibraryThing

Great for inspiring students about structures and how things are built. Good introduction to having students notice details and why bridges last or don't. Read full review


Girders and Trusses
Suspension Bridges
The First Bridges

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Chris Oxlade, consultant: Martha Thorne, Associate Curator in the Department of Architecture at The

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