Arch Bridge

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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.


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Frederick Converse Beach Encyclopedia Americana (New York, NY: Americana Company, 1903)


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