Bridges: Joining Communities Together
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What types of tools and machinery are used to build a bridge?
As I previously stated, most of my students do not have a very rich vocabulary. While they may have seen a lot of building tools and vehicles they will have limited knowledge of their names or what they do. I hope to provide a chance to explore the builder's tools. I have found a series of books (see Bibliography) that describe the types of trucks from cement mixers to cranes and dump trucks that would be used in building bridges. I would also like to show them the video on building bridges that not only shows some of the equipment used but also reviews a lot of the information already covered about the types of bridges. I located the video
How Do They Build Bridges?
in my local library. It is by
Popular Mechanics for Kids