Designed by  talented Dave Atkins

 

You can see a full page version of this by clicking here (From Dave Atkins)

This page will be used to provides ideas and content for the topic Bridges.


Many schools cover this topic as part of structures topic in Design and Technology.


Hope you find it useful. Please email me with further ideas and links as this is a collaborative website.

Designing a bridge in 3D


This is easier than you think. It can even be done well by students as young as 7. The video below shows you how. 


The program was owned by Google but is now owned and run by Trimble.



Download Sketchup here

Modern Bridges

 

Here is an interactive image of a modern bridge in Shropshire.

 

1. How it has been constructed.

2. What it has been made from.

3. What type of bridge it is.

 

You can see a full page version of this by clicking here (From Dave Atkins)

Zooming in on Bridges


You can look at the detail on bridges by zooming in..... These gigapixel images have been created by stitching together thousands of smaller pictures.

See if you can name some of the bridges in London by clicking here.


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Student Work


The best activities usually involve students (and adults) building their own bridge. Here is a great suspension bridge designed by Milly at Barrow 1618 School in Barrow, Shropshire


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