ARTICLES

The beam bridge is one of the first human constructions and no inventor has been recorded with its initial invention. The earliest beam bridge construction was extremely simple and may have consisted of a tree placed acr...

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Lake Pontchartrain Causeway is one of the most famous beam bridges in the world. It is the longest continuous over-water bridge on Earth. "The Causeway," as it is often referred to, is 23.83 miles in length.

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Beam bridges disperse the weight of traffic and the weight of the beam itself by utilizing strong pillars for supports on each end. Adding additional supports along the length of the beam increases the strength of the br...

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SIMILAR ARTICLES

While details surrounding the invention of the first bridge have been lost to time, a bridge in the Palk Straight is believed to be the oldest ever discovered. The first signs of civilization in the region date back 1,75...

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Although the exact inventor of the pencil is unknown, Conrad Gesner is often credited with the invention. In 1565, Gesner was the first to document the use of graphite placed in a wooden shaft, which was the predecessor ...

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The first documented invention of a muzzleloaded weapon was by French artist and inventor Marin le Bourgeois. He invented the flintlock weapon for King Louis XIII of France in 1610.

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The invention of the telephone is credited to 19th century Scottish-born inventor Alexander Graham Bell. At the time, his contemporary Elisha Gray independently developed a telephone. Bell was able to beat Gray to acquir...

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