Arch bridge

Arch bridge
Arch bridge: construction that allows automobiles to travel between two points separated by an obstacle.
Portal frame: construction that carries the weight of a suspended load to the ground.
Arch: arched vault that is supported by the abutments.
Deck: platform of the bridge.
Lower chord: lower supporting piece.
Upper chord: upper supporting piece.
Pile: masonry pylon that serves as support.

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EN : Bridge structure
FR : Structure de pont
ES : Estructura del puente


A bridge is a structure built to span a gorge, valley, road, railroad track, river, body of water, or any other physical obstacle. Designs of bridges vary depending on the function of the bridge and the nature of the terrain where the bridge is to be constructed.