Bridge

A bridge is a structure built to span physical obstacles such as a body of water, valley, or road, for the purpose of providing passage over the obstacle. There are many different designs that all serve unique purposes and apply to different situations. Designs of bridges vary depending on the function of the bridge, the nature of the terrain where the bridge is constructed, the material used to make it and the funds available to build it.

Read more about Bridge:  Etymology, History, Types of Bridges, Aesthetics, Bridge Maintenance, Bridge Failures, Bridge Monitoring

Famous quotes containing the word bridge:

    Like a bridge over troubled water
    I will lay me down.
    Paul Simon (b. 1949)

    A circle swoop, and a quick parabola under the bridge arches
    Where light pushes through;
    A sudden turning upon itself of a thing in the air.
    A dip to the water.
    —D.H. (David Herbert)

    London Bridge is broken down,
    Dance o’er my lady lee,
    London Bridge is broken down,
    With a gay lady.
    How shall we build it up again?
    Dance o’er my lady lee,
    —Unknown. London Bridge (l. 1–6)