Bridge Building Concepts/ Design: Cable-Stayed Bridge 4 of 4



Students will understand what a cable-stayed bridge is and its structural importance. Students will identify the different key parts of a cable-stayed bridge. Students will study how the forces of compression and tension are distributed on this type of bridge. Students will make comparisons between cable stayed bridges and other bridges that they are familiar with. Students will design and construct a scale sketch of their own cable-stayed bridge.

Lesson Time

1 full class period
115 Minutes

Industries / Subjects / Grades

Industries / Pathways
  • Engineering & Architecture Engineering & Architecture

Standards and Objectives


California Academic Content Standards (3)
California's 2008 CTE Standards (4)

Related Instructional Objectives (SWBAT...)

  • Students will understand the structural importance of a cable-stayed bridge
  • Students will make comparisons of other bridge types to the cable-stayed bridge
  • Students will design and construct a scale drawing of a cable-stayed bridge

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