The Bridges ClipArt gallery offers 129 images of numerous styles of bridges, including structural and integrity views, and images of famous bridges.

"Anchorage of a cable of the East River Bridge, New York."-Whitney, 1902

Anchorage

"Anchorage of a cable of the East River Bridge, New York."-Whitney, 1902

"The invasion of Maryland- General Meade's Army crossing the Antietam in pursuit of Lee, July 12th, 1863."— Frank Leslie, 1896

Antietam

"The invasion of Maryland- General Meade's Army crossing the Antietam in pursuit of Lee, July 12th,…

"Battle of Antietam, Md. Burnside's division carrying the bridge over the Antietam Creek and storming the Confederate position, after a desperate conflict of four hours, Wednesday, September 17th, 1862. On the left, during the afternoon, Burnside carried the bridge, after an obstinate contest of four hours' duration and a loss of about five hundred killed and wounded. Hawkins's Zouaves then crossed, and finding the enemy ready drawn up under cover of the hills, advanced in line of battle on their new position, about half a mile distant. The ground over which they advanced was open clover and plowed fields, the latter very difficult and fatiguing to march in, owing to the softness of the ground. The enemy's guns, fourteen in number, kept up a terrible fire on the advancing line, which never wavered, but slowly toiled along, receving shelter, however, when they were in the hollows. They were halted a few moments to rest in the hollow nearest the enemy's position, and then were ordered to charge with a yell. As they came up the hillin front of the enemy's batteries they received a heavy volley from a large force of infantry behind a stone wall about two hundred feet in front of the enemy's batteries. The Federals, though terribly decimated, gave them a volley in return, and then went on with the bayonet. The enemy did not stay to contest the ground, and although two to one, broke and ran, leaving their guns." — Frank Leslie, 1896

Battle of Antietam

"Battle of Antietam, Md. Burnside's division carrying the bridge over the Antietam Creek and storming…

"The elevation of Bowstring Arch, High-Level Bridge, Newcastle." — Encyclopedia Britanica, 1893

Bowstring Arch

"The elevation of Bowstring Arch, High-Level Bridge, Newcastle." — Encyclopedia Britanica, 1893

Men building the bridge that led to Rome.

Bridge

Men building the bridge that led to Rome.

Men building the bridge that led to Rome, a fatal task.

Bridge

Men building the bridge that led to Rome, a fatal task.

A bridge

Bridge

A bridge

An illustration of a stone bridge over a small river.

Bridge

An illustration of a stone bridge over a small river.

An illustration of a simple bridge over a small river.

Bridge

An illustration of a simple bridge over a small river.

East River Bridge, located in Brooklyn, New York.

Bridge

East River Bridge, located in Brooklyn, New York.

"Ancient bridge in Laconia." — Smith, 1882

Bridge

"Ancient bridge in Laconia." — Smith, 1882

The Bridge of Sighs in Venice, Italy.

Bridge of Sighs

The Bridge of Sighs in Venice, Italy.

A diagram of Alcantara Bridge

Alcantara Bridge

A diagram of Alcantara Bridge

An illustration of a simple arch bridge spanning a small river.

Arch Bridge

An illustration of a simple arch bridge spanning a small river.

An arch bridge is a bridge with abutments at each end shaped as a curved arch. Arch bridges work by transferring the weight of the bridge and its loads partially into a horizontal thrust restrained by the abutments at either side. A viaduct (a long bridge) may be made from a series of arches, although other more economical structures are typically used today.

Arch Bridge

An arch bridge is a bridge with abutments at each end shaped as a curved arch. Arch bridges work by…

An arch bridge is a bridge with abutments at each end shaped as a curved arch. Arch bridges work by transferring the weight of the bridge and its loads partially into a horizontal thrust restrained by the abutments at either side. A viaduct (a long bridge) may be made from a series of arches, although other more economical structures are typically used today.

Arch Bridge

An arch bridge is a bridge with abutments at each end shaped as a curved arch. Arch bridges work by…

"The old bridge of Brioude across the Allier in France. Montfaucon and Seguin speak of this as a Roman work, but Gauthey gives the date 1454 for its construction, and names Grenier and Estone as builders without giving his authority." — Encyclopedia Britanica, 1893

Brioude Bridge

"The old bridge of Brioude across the Allier in France. Montfaucon and Seguin speak of this as a Roman…

Britannia Tubular Bridge.

Britannia Bridge

Britannia Tubular Bridge.

Cross section of Tubular Girder of the Britannia Bridge

Britannia Bridge

Cross section of Tubular Girder of the Britannia Bridge

The Britannia Bridge

Britannia Bridge

The Britannia Bridge

Cantilever with suspended span.

Bridge, Cantileaver with Suspension Span

Cantilever with suspended span.

A cantilever bridge is a bridge built using cantilevers, structures that project horizontally into space, supported on only one end. For small footbridges, the cantilevers may be simple beams; however, large cantilever bridges designed to handle road or rail traffic use trusses built from structural steel, or box girders built from prestressed concrete. The steel truss cantilever bridge was a major engineering breakthrough when first put into practice, as it can span distances of over 1,500 feet (460 m), and can be more easily constructed at difficult crossings by virtue of using little or no falsework.

Cantilever Bridge

A cantilever bridge is a bridge built using cantilevers, structures that project horizontally into space,…

Niagara Falls and Clifton Bridge

Clifton Bridge

Niagara Falls and Clifton Bridge

The Coalbrookdale Bridge

Coalbrookdale Bridge

The Coalbrookdale Bridge

The arch of bridge at Coblenz

Coblenz Bridge

The arch of bridge at Coblenz

Cylinder, charing cross bridge

Cross Bridge

Cylinder, charing cross bridge

A diagram of Crowland Bridge

Crowland Bridge

A diagram of Crowland Bridge

"A strange triangular bridge at Croyland was probably built for or by a religious body. This structure stands at the confluence of the Welland, the Nyne, and the Catwater drain; three pointed arches, having their abutments at the angles of an equilateral triangle, meet in the middle, giving three watercourses and three roadways." — Encyclopedia Britanica, 1893

Croyland Bridge

"A strange triangular bridge at Croyland was probably built for or by a religious body. This structure…

A bridge which may be drawn up or let down to admit or hinder communication, or to leave a transverse passage free.

Draw Bridge

A bridge which may be drawn up or let down to admit or hinder communication, or to leave a transverse…

A steel arch bridge erected in 1874 and costed around one million dollars. Crosses over the Mississippi in St. Louis. Each arch is at least 500 feet in length.

Eads Bridge

A steel arch bridge erected in 1874 and costed around one million dollars. Crosses over the Mississippi…

St. Louis, Missouri is the home of the first rail and road bridge to cross the Mississippi River, the Eads Bridge, which was completed in 1874.

Eads Bridge

St. Louis, Missouri is the home of the first rail and road bridge to cross the Mississippi River, the…

The suspension-bridge over the strait called the East river, which seperates New York and Brooklyn was completed and formally opened on May 24th 1883.

East River Bridge

The suspension-bridge over the strait called the East river, which seperates New York and Brooklyn was…

The Forth Bridge

Forth Bridge

The Forth Bridge

The Forth Bridge is a cantilever railway bridge over the Firth of Forth in the east of Scotland, to the east of the Forth Road Bridge, and 14 km (9 miles) west of central Edinburgh. It is often called the Forth Rail Bridge or Forth Railway Bridge to distinguish it from the Forth Road Bridge, but should correctly be referred to as the Forth Bridge. The bridge connects Scotland's capital Edinburgh with the Kingdom of Fife, and acts as a major artery connecting the north-east and south-east of the country. Described as "the one internationally recognised Scottish landmark", it may be nominated by the British government as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The bridge and its associated railway infrastructure is owned by Network Rail Infrastructure Limited.

Forth Bridge

The Forth Bridge is a cantilever railway bridge over the Firth of Forth in the east of Scotland, to…

Illinois and St. Louis Bridge.

Illinois Bridge

Illinois and St. Louis Bridge.

The Jubilee Bridge over the Hugli

Jubilee Bridge

The Jubilee Bridge over the Hugli

The Lansdowne Bridge

Lansdowne Bridge

The Lansdowne Bridge

A lattice bridge is a form of truss bridge that uses a large number of small and closely spaced diagonal elements that form a lattice. It was patented by architect Ithiel Town in 1820 and 1835 as Town's lattice truss. Originally a design to allow a substantial bridge to be made from planks employing lower–skilled labor, rather than heavy timbers and more expensive carpenters, this type of bridge has also been constructed using a large number of relatively light iron or steel members.

Lattice Bridge

A lattice bridge is a form of truss bridge that uses a large number of small and closely spaced diagonal…

"The bridge over Conway at Llanrwst in Wales, the design for which was furnished by Inigo Jones in 1634. The middle arch has a span of 58 feet. The structure is easily set in vibration, and is known as the 'shaking bridge.'" — Encyclopedia Britanica, 1893

Llanrwst Bridge

"The bridge over Conway at Llanrwst in Wales, the design for which was furnished by Inigo Jones in 1634.…

The old London Bridge.

London Bridge

The old London Bridge.

The new London Bridge.

London Bridge

The new London Bridge.

The London Bridge

London Bridge

The London Bridge

The London New Bridge

London New Bridge

The London New Bridge

The Maria Pia bridge (Ponte Maria Pia) is a railway bridge built in 1877 by Gustave Eiffel in Porto, Portugal. Built of wrought iron, its two-hinged crescent arch carries the railway line to Lisbon for 353m across the River Douro at a height of 60m. Eiffel's design was the least expensive of eight entries into an 1875 competition, being 31% less than the next lowest priced. The bridge was built to avoid a 12 km detour, and started on 5 January 1876 and completed on 4 November 1877. At that time its span of 160m was the longest arch bridge in the world, the previous record holder, at 156m, being the Eads Bridge over the Mississippi at St Louis. The bridge was opened by the king of Portugal and named after his queen Maria Pia.

Maria Pia Bridge

The Maria Pia bridge (Ponte Maria Pia) is a railway bridge built in 1877 by Gustave Eiffel in Porto,…

Menai Suspension Bridge.

Menai Bridge

Menai Suspension Bridge.

The Menai Suspension Bridge

Menai Suspension Bridge

The Menai Suspension Bridge

The New East River Bridge is located in New York. It is often called the Brooklyn Bridge. It is the largest suspension bridge in the world.

New East River Bridge, NY

The New East River Bridge is located in New York. It is often called the Brooklyn Bridge. It is the…

The Newark Dyke Bridge

Newark Dyke Bridge

The Newark Dyke Bridge

The Newark Dyke Bridge

Newark Dyke Bridge

The Newark Dyke Bridge

High Level Bridge, Newcastle.

Newcastle Bridge

High Level Bridge, Newcastle.

Niagara Suspension Bridge.

Niagara Bridge

Niagara Suspension Bridge.

The Niagra Suspension Bridge

Niagra Suspension Bridge

The Niagra Suspension Bridge

A diagram of Old London Bridge

Old London Bridge

A diagram of Old London Bridge

"Plan of High-Level Bridge, Newcastle." — Encyclopedia Britanica, 1893

Bridge Plans

"Plan of High-Level Bridge, Newcastle." — Encyclopedia Britanica, 1893

A diagram of Ponte della Trinitia Bridge

Ponte della Trinitia Bridge

A diagram of Ponte della Trinitia Bridge

A diagram of Ponte Salario Bridge

Ponte Salario Bridge

A diagram of Ponte Salario Bridge

Platt Truss.

Bridge, Platt Truss

Platt Truss.

The Quebec Bridge

Quebec Bridge

The Quebec Bridge

"The bridge of the Rialto at Venice was begun in 1588, Antonio da Ponte being the architect. The span of the arch is 91 feet, the height above the water level 24 feet 6 inches, and the width of the footway 72 feet." — Encyclopedia Britanica, 1893

Rialto Bridge

"The bridge of the Rialto at Venice was begun in 1588, Antonio da Ponte being the architect. The span…