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

"The old bridge at Saintes as M. Violletle-Duc considers that it appeared towards the end of the 14th century." — Encyclopedia Britanica, 1893

Saintes Bridge

"The old bridge at Saintes as M. Violletle-Duc considers that it appeared towards the end of the 14th…

The Saltash Bridge

Saltash Bridge

The Saltash Bridge

A diagram of Schaffhausen Bridge

Schaffhausen Bridge

A diagram of Schaffhausen Bridge

Bridge, Scherzer Single-Leaf Bascule Bridge

Bridge, Scherzer Single-Leaf Bascule Bridge

Bridge, Scherzer Single-Leaf Bascule Bridge

The Southwark Bridge.

Southwark Bridge

The Southwark Bridge.

"One of the earliest examples of the castle built to protect the bridge against an enemy or to enforce payment of a toll, the bridge and castle of medieval romance." — Encyclopedia Britanica, 1893

St. Chamas Bridge

"One of the earliest examples of the castle built to protect the bridge against an enemy or to enforce…

The St. Louis

St. Louis Bridge

The St. Louis

Steel tower bridge across the East River in New York.

Steel Bridge

Steel tower bridge across the East River in New York.

Strauss Heel-trunnion Bascule Bridge

Bridge, Strauss Heel-trunnion Bascule

Strauss Heel-trunnion Bascule Bridge

Suspension bridge.

Bridge, Suspension

Suspension bridge.

A suspension bridge is a type of bridge where the main load-bearing elements are hung from suspension cables. While modern suspension bridges with level decks date from the early 19th century, earlier types are reported from the 3rd century BC. Simple suspension bridges, for use by pedestrians and livestock, are still constructed, based upon the ancient Inca rope bridge.

Suspension Bridge

A suspension bridge is a type of bridge where the main load-bearing elements are hung from suspension…

Swing bridge.

Brdige, Swing

Swing bridge.

"The covered bridge over the Ticino at Pavia was erected, under Gain Galeazzo Visconti, about the end of the 14th century. This bridge, which still exists, has seven pointed brick arches, each 70 feet in span and 64 feet in height; the depth of the arch ring at the crown is 5 feet, 6 inches." — Encyclopedia Britanica, 1893

Ticino Bridge

"The covered bridge over the Ticino at Pavia was erected, under Gain Galeazzo Visconti, about the end…

The Tower Bridge in London

Tower Bridge

The Tower Bridge in London

A diagram of Trajan's bridge

Trajan's Bridge

A diagram of Trajan's bridge

The typical Cantilever Bridge

Typical Cantilever Bridge

The typical Cantilever Bridge

Vertical Lift Bridge

Bridge, Vertical Lift

Vertical Lift Bridge

The Waterloo Bridge.

Waterloo Bridge

The Waterloo Bridge.

Widnes and Runcorn Transporter Bridge

Widnes Bridge

Widnes and Runcorn Transporter Bridge

The Williamsburg Bridge in New York

Williamsburg Bridge

The Williamsburg Bridge in New York

"A fine bridge over the Ouse at York, erected in the reign of Queen Elizabeth, was taken down some years ago. The span of the largest arch was 81 feet, and the rise 26 feet 3 inches." — Encyclopedia Britanica, 1893

York Bridge

"A fine bridge over the Ouse at York, erected in the reign of Queen Elizabeth, was taken down some years…

Brooklyn Bridge between New York and Brooklyn.

The Brooklyn Bridge

Brooklyn Bridge between New York and Brooklyn.

The Brooklyn Bridge, the largest suspension bridge in the world at the time of its completion.

Brooklyn Bridge

The Brooklyn Bridge, the largest suspension bridge in the world at the time of its completion.

Brooklyn Bridge between New York and Brooklyn.

Brooklyn Bridge

Brooklyn Bridge between New York and Brooklyn.

Burnside's Bridge is a landmark on the Antietam National Battlefield near Sharpsburg, Maryland. During the Battle of Antietam of the Civil War, the bridge played a key role in September of 1862 when a small number of Confederate soldiers from Georgia for several hours held off repeated attempts by elements of the Union Army to take the bridge by force. The Federals seized it but not before the attack was delayed for several hours beyond what Maj. Gen. Ambrose Burnside had expected. The bridge now bears Burnside's name.

Burnside's Bridge

Burnside's Bridge is a landmark on the Antietam National Battlefield near Sharpsburg, Maryland. During…

A bridge built by Julius Caesar and his legionaries to aid in crossing the Rhine River. They are considered masterpieces of military engineering

Caesar's Bridge Over the Rhine

A bridge built by Julius Caesar and his legionaries to aid in crossing the Rhine River. They are considered…

A cantilever bridge is a bridge built using cantilevers: structures that project horizontally into space, supported on only one end.

Cantilever

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

Construction of a cantilever bridge. A cantilever bridge is a bridge built using cantilevers: structures that project horizontally into space, supported on only one end.

Cantilever

Construction of a cantilever bridge. A cantilever bridge is a bridge built using cantilevers: structures…

Construction of a cantilever bridge. A cantilever bridge is a bridge built using cantilevers: structures that project horizontally into space, supported on only one end.

Cantilever

Construction of a cantilever bridge. A cantilever bridge is a bridge built using cantilevers: structures…

This is a bridge that uses structures that project horizontally with support on only one end.

Cantilever Bridge

This is a bridge that uses structures that project horizontally with support on only one end.

The East River suspension bridge of New York City.

East River

The East River suspension bridge of New York City.

The Fink Truss

Fink Truss

The Fink Truss

Flanged girder

Girder

Flanged girder

"Great Bridge at McConkey's Ferry."—Lossing, 1851

Great Bridge

"Great Bridge at McConkey's Ferry."—Lossing, 1851

"View at the Great Bridge, during the American Revolution."—Lossing, 1851

Great Bridge

"View at the Great Bridge, during the American Revolution."—Lossing, 1851

The Great Bridge over the Charles River connected Cambridge, Massachusetts to Little Cambridge, which was the name for Allston-Brighton before it separated from Cambridge in 1807, first becoming the town of Brighton and finally joining the city of Boston in 1874. The Great Bridge was built in 1660-1662 at what was then called Brighton Street, and was the first bridge to span the Charles. A toll was authorized in 1670, rebuilt in 1862.

Great Bridge at McConkey's Ferry

The Great Bridge over the Charles River connected Cambridge, Massachusetts to Little Cambridge, which…

"View at King's Bridge. This view is from the southwest side of the stream, from near the tide-mill. The house beyond, shaded by willows, is the residence of the widow of the late Robert McComb."—Lossing, 1851

King's Bridge

"View at King's Bridge. This view is from the southwest side of the stream, from near the tide-mill.…

The King's Bridge, erected in 1693 by Frederick Philipse a local Lord loyal to the British Monarch. It is located in the northwest Bronx, New York.

King's Bridge in 1860

The King's Bridge, erected in 1693 by Frederick Philipse a local Lord loyal to the British Monarch.…

A lattice bridge, side elevation.

Lattice

A lattice bridge, side elevation.

A lattice bridge, side elevation.

Lattice

A lattice bridge, side elevation.

"The Manhattan elevated railway, new York."—E. Benjamin Andrews 1895

Manhattan railway

"The Manhattan elevated railway, new York."—E. Benjamin Andrews 1895

Old Mexican bridge near Tezcuco.

Mexican Bridge

Old Mexican bridge near Tezcuco.

"Old stone towers of the Niagra Suspension Bridge."—E. Benjamin Andrews 1895

Niagra bridge

"Old stone towers of the Niagra Suspension Bridge."—E. Benjamin Andrews 1895

"The new iron towers of the Niagra Bridge."—E. Benjamin Andrews 1895

Niagra bridge

"The new iron towers of the Niagra Bridge."—E. Benjamin Andrews 1895

Part of Niagra Suspension Bridge. This view, looking up from the river, comprises about one half the bridge, a portion of the bank on the Canada side on the right, the American shore on the left, and a part of the Falls, seen under the bridge, in the extreme distance.

Niagra Bridge

Part of Niagra Suspension Bridge. This view, looking up from the river, comprises about one half the…

An view of Lafayette Park in St. Louis, Missouri. A woman walking across a small wooden bridge over a stream.

Lafayette Park

An view of Lafayette Park in St. Louis, Missouri. A woman walking across a small wooden bridge over…

An illustration of a cross section of a concrete pier for a railway bridge with dimensions labeled. Illustration could be used to calculate volume and area of figures.

Cross Section of Concrete Pier for Railway bridge

An illustration of a cross section of a concrete pier for a railway bridge with dimensions labeled.…

"A bridge. As the rivers of Greece were small, and the use of the arch known to them only to a limited extent, it is probable that the Greek bridges were built entirely of wood, or, at best, were nothing more than a wooden platform supported upon stone piers at each extremity. Pliny mentions a bridge over the Acheron 1000 feet in length; and also says that the island Euboea was joined to Boeotia by a bridge; but it is probably that both these works were executed after the Roman conquest. The Romans were the first people who applied the arch to the construction of bridges, by which they were enabled to erect structures of great beauty and solidity, as well as utility. The width of the passage-way in a roman bridge was commonly narrow, as compared with modern structures of the same kind, and corresponded with the road leading to and from it. It was divided into three parts. the centre one, for horses and carriages, was denominated agger or iter; and the raised foot paths on each side decursoria, which were enclosed by parapet walls similar in use and appearance to the pluteus in the basilica." — Smith, 1873

Pons Aelius

"A bridge. As the rivers of Greece were small, and the use of the arch known to them only to a limited…

"A bridge. As the rivers of Greece were small, and the use of the arch known to them only to a limited extent, it is probable that the Greek bridges were built entirely of wood, or, at best, were nothing more than a wooden platform supported upon stone piers at each extremity. Pliny mentions a bridge over the Acheron 1000 feet in length; and also says that the island Euboea was joined to Boeotia by a bridge; but it is probably that both these works were executed after the Roman conquest. The Romans were the first people who applied the arch to the construction of bridges, by which they were enabled to erect structures of great beauty and solidity, as well as utility. The width of the passage-way in a roman bridge was commonly narrow, as compared with modern structures of the same kind, and corresponded with the road leading to and from it. It was divided into three parts. the centre one, for horses and carriages, was denominated agger or iter; and the raised foot paths on each side decursoria, which were enclosed by parapet walls similar in use and appearance to the pluteus in the basilica." — Smith, 1873

Pons Ariminum

"A bridge. As the rivers of Greece were small, and the use of the arch known to them only to a limited…

"A bridge. As the rivers of Greece were small, and the use of the arch known to them only to a limited extent, it is probable that the Greek bridges were built entirely of wood, or, at best, were nothing more than a wooden platform supported upon stone piers at each extremity. Pliny mentions a bridge over the Acheron 1000 feet in length; and also says that the island Euboea was joined to Boeotia by a bridge; but it is probably that both these works were executed after the Roman conquest. The Romans were the first people who applied the arch to the construction of bridges, by which they were enabled to erect structures of great beauty and solidity, as well as utility. The width of the passage-way in a roman bridge was commonly narrow, as compared with modern structures of the same kind, and corresponded with the road leading to and from it. It was divided into three parts. the centre one, for horses and carriages, was denominated agger or iter; and the raised foot paths on each side decursoria, which were enclosed by parapet walls similar in use and appearance to the pluteus in the basilica." — Smith, 1873

Pons Cestius

"A bridge. As the rivers of Greece were small, and the use of the arch known to them only to a limited…

"A bridge. As the rivers of Greece were small, and the use of the arch known to them only to a limited extent, it is probable that the Greek bridges were built entirely of wood, or, at best, were nothing more than a wooden platform supported upon stone piers at each extremity. Pliny mentions a bridge over the Acheron 1000 feet in length; and also says that the island Euboea was joined to Boeotia by a bridge; but it is probably that both these works were executed after the Roman conquest. The Romans were the first people who applied the arch to the construction of bridges, by which they were enabled to erect structures of great beauty and solidity, as well as utility. The width of the passage-way in a roman bridge was commonly narrow, as compared with modern structures of the same kind, and corresponded with the road leading to and from it. It was divided into three parts. the centre one, for horses and carriages, was denominated agger or iter; and the raised foot paths on each side decursoria, which were enclosed by parapet walls similar in use and appearance to the pluteus in the basilica." — Smith, 1873

Pons Trajan

"A bridge. As the rivers of Greece were small, and the use of the arch known to them only to a limited…

"The Pont-y-ru-Prydd goes over the River Taff near Newbridge. The arch measures 140 feet between the abutments, and has a rise or versed sine of 35 feet. The width of the soffit is 15 feet 10 inches at the springing, diminishing to 14 feet 5 inches at the crown by six offsers." — Encyclopedia Britanica, 1893

Pont-y-tu-Prydd

"The Pont-y-ru-Prydd goes over the River Taff near Newbridge. The arch measures 140 feet between the…

"The beautiful "Ponte della Trinita," erected at Florance in 1566 from the designs of Ammanati." — Encyclopedia Britanica, 1893

Ponte della Trinita

"The beautiful "Ponte della Trinita," erected at Florance in 1566 from the designs of Ammanati." —…

"General Fremont's Division crossing the Pontoon Bridge over the Shenandoah River in pursuit of the Confederate General Jackson and his army." — Frank Leslie, 1896

Pontoon bridge

"General Fremont's Division crossing the Pontoon Bridge over the Shenandoah River in pursuit of the…

Men in the Civil War building a pontoon bridge across a river.

Pontoon Bridge

Men in the Civil War building a pontoon bridge across a river.

"Long Bridge across the Potomac at Washington, D.C." -Gordy, 1916

Potomac River Long Bridge

"Long Bridge across the Potomac at Washington, D.C." -Gordy, 1916

Roller bed of a girder

Roller Bed

Roller bed of a girder

"Engagement at Romney, VA., twenty miles from New Creek, Tuesday, June 11th, 1861- the Eleventh Indiana Zouaves crossing the bridge over the Potomac, at double quick time, to attack the Confederate forces. On Tuesday, June 11th, 1861, Colonel Lewis Wallace, in command of the Eleventh Regiment, Indiana Volunteer Zouaves, stationed at Cumberland, Md., received orders to attack the Confederates assembled at Romney, the capital of Hampshire County, Va. He took six hundred men and left the same evening, reaching New Creek Bridge, twenty-eight miles by rail from Cumberland, at eleven o'clock P.M. Colonel Wallace reached the neighborhood of Romney about eight o'clock A.M., and was not surprised to find that the enemy had got the alarm, there having been time enough for horsemen to give warning. Picket guards had been placed on the eights commanding the road, at a distance of about one mile and a half from the town. These fired their pieces at the advance of the Zouaves, and as the fire was promptly and effectually returned, they immediately withdrew. The Zouaves entered Romney at half-past eight o'clock A.M., in time to partake of the breakfast which had been prepared for the "evacuates."" — Frank Leslie, 1896

Engagement at Romney

"Engagement at Romney, VA., twenty miles from New Creek, Tuesday, June 11th, 1861- the Eleventh Indiana…

"View at Rugeley's. This view is from the south side of the bridge. The counterfeit cannon was placed in the road where the first wagon is seen. The house and barn of Rugeley were in the cleared field seen beyond the wagons."—Lossing, 1851

Rugeley's

"View at Rugeley's. This view is from the south side of the bridge. The counterfeit cannon was placed…

This illustration shows a bridge leading in to the town of Saragossa, Spain. Saragossa is a city famous for holding invaders during numerous wars.

Saragossa

This illustration shows a bridge leading in to the town of Saragossa, Spain. Saragossa is a city famous…