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Variations among bridge and culvert

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In this construction video tutorial, Parag Pal, the eminent engineer has briefly explained the variations among bridge and culvert.

In civil engineering term, a bridge belongs to a structure that is developed to span and arrange the passage for people and vehicles over a channel, river, road, railway or any other physical obstacles as well as carry traffic or other moving loads.

The bridge is generally extended up to 6 m or over 6 m.

The following types of bridges are mostly found :-

a. Truss Bridge
b. Suspension Bridge
c. Simply Supported Bridge
d. Cable-stayed Bridge
e. Cantilever Bridge
f. Arch Bridge

Different types of materials like stone, brick, timber, steel, concrete, composite, aluminium, fibre are used to construct a bridge.

A bridge is designed for the height of 20 ft or in excess of 20 ft.

For major bridge, the span is over 60 m
For minor bridge, the span varies from 6 m to 60 m
For long span, the span is over 120 m

A culvert is built up with a pipe, reinforced concrete or other materials. The objective of it is to facilitate water flow across physical obstacles.

The following types of culverts are found :-

a. Slab culvert
b. Box Culvert
c. Pipe Culvert

For more information, watch the following you tube video tutorial.

Video Source: Parag Pal

Variations among bridge and culvert