Sample Video 81: Engineering 10: The Science Behind the New Mississippi River Bridge, Part 2

What it is like to design and build a structure to span the most traveled river in America? Why was a cable-stayed design chosen? How do the towers, cables, and deck structure work together to handle the seismic and physical forces at work on the bridge? How is the bridge deck and road surface put in place? How is the bridge connected to the roads used for access and egress? Learn the answers to these questions and more afrom engineers, designers and constructors who built this new bridge over the Mississippi River in St. Louis.

Student Tools

Student Tool 62: Bridge Over Troubled or Untroubled Water

This student tool, accompanying the video above, provides a STEAM activity combining arts, architecture and engineering as students sketch and then build their own model of a bridge designed to span water near their home.

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Teacher Tools

Teacher Tool 85: Building a Bridge

Use this teacher tool with the following videos:

Engineering 1: “What factors determine what kind of bridge goes in a particular location?”
Engineering 15: “Design Considerations”
Engineering 16: “Why a Cable Stayed Bridge”
Engineering 17: “Factoring for Traffic”
Engineering 18: “Pedestrian or Bicycle Traffic”

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Teacher Tool 86: Bridge Vocabulary

Use with Teacher Tool 85: 'Building a Bridge'.

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Teacher Tool 87: The Science Behind the New Mississippi River Bridge Part 2 Study Guide

Study guide to accompany Educate.Today video: Engineering 10: The Science Behind the New Mississippi River Bridge, Part 2. Contents including a program description, a time-coded program agenda, related curriculum standards, and learning activities related to the program.


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Teacher Tool 277: STEAM Activity--Bridge Over Troubled or Untroubled Water

This teacher tool, accompanying the video above, provides a STEAM activity combining arts, architecture and engineering as students sketch and then build their own model of a bridge designed to span water near their home.

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