How much weight does a bridge take

2016-04-10 06:55
 
How much weight does a bridge take
1#
2016-04-10
There are too many variables to answer this, because bridges are built for many different purposes, some can take upwards of 200tons, and some can only take 100lbs. again, this subject is too broad to be answered; sorry
2#
2016-04-10
it depends on the bridge
3#
2016-04-10
Now You See Me with Morgan Freeman. It's in theaters right now and it's very interesting.
4#
2016-04-10
Depending on the bridge
5#
2016-04-10
Whatever it's rated for. Ever seen the signs beside the road saying "Max gross weight per axle" etc? That's how you know how much weight that particular bridge can handle safely.
6#
2016-04-10
Depends on the design of the bridge. As a bridge designer, I can say it's usually "a lot." As in thousands of kips (one kip = 1000 pounds). The superstructure (from the bearings up) must carry its own weight as well as live load (traffic), impact load, and snow loads. The capacity of the foundations depend on the design - piling, caissons, spread footer, etc. - and must be able to carry not only the loads of the superstructure but also be able to withstand thermal and seismologic changes... the list goes on.Are you just curious or is there something in particular you're wondering about?

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