What Factors Determine What Kind of Bridge Goes in a Particular Location?
Grades: 6 - 12

Video Description: Engineers from the Missouri Department of Transportation describe factors that determine why a particular type of bridge would be selected for a certain type of location.

Type of Video: Segment*
Unique Video ID: Engineering-1**

Quick Ideas for Using the Video:

  • Use the video in conjunction with a bridge building activity. Have students explore locations in their community and determine the best type of bridge to build in specific places.


*Segment videos are short excerpts edited from interviews or interactive programs that offer flexible and differentiated ways to use the rich content included in the full-length conversation.

**The unique Video ID can be used to quickly locate a single video in the ET collection. This search function is designed to let teachers assign students to watch a specific video and have only that video appear as a search result. Just click on Search and choose “By Video ID.” Then type in the Video ID as it appears above. Be sure to include the dash.