## Are all trusses triangles?

Trusses are typically (but not necessarily) composed of triangles because of the structural stability of that shape and design. A triangle is the simplest geometric figure that will not change shape when the lengths of the sides are fixed.

## Why do trusses have triangular shapes?

Truss bridges often use equilateral and isosceles triangles to distribute weight because the equal angles allow forces to spread evenly across the bridge. Triangles are one of the best shapes for distributing weight because they take force from a single point and distribute it across a wide base.

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## What shapes hold the most weight?

The triangle structure held the most weight, an average of 55.2 kilograms. This was almost five times as much as the rectangle structure, which held an average of 11.3 kilograms, and 16% more than the square structure, which held an average of 47.6 kilograms.

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## What forces act on a bridge?

Two major forces act on a bridge at any given time: compression and tension. Compression, or compressive force, is a force that acts to compress or shorten the thing it is acting on. Tension, or tensile force, is a force that acts to expand or lengthen the thing it is acting on.

## What is the longest bridge in the world?

Danyang-Kunshan Grand Bridge

## What is America’s longest bridge?

Lake Pontchartrain Causeway

## What was found under Golden Gate Bridge?

NOAA Found The Steamship In 2014 City of Chester sank pretty much right next to the Golden Gate Bridge; it was lost for close to 120 years. But, in 2014, the research team from NOAA were pleased to announce they had successfully found the steamship.

## Are there sharks under the Golden Gate Bridge?

Thankfully, while Great Whites are numerous along the California coast, the menacing shark infrequently ventures under the Golden Gate Bridge to pay us a visit. The second most abundant shark in the Bay is the Smoothhound shark, which grows up to three feet long.

## Why is the water so deep under the Golden Gate Bridge?

San Francisco Bay in Northern California is one of the largest and most altered estuaries within the United States. The sea floor within the bay as well as at its entrance is constantly changing due to strong tidal currents, aggregate mining, dredge disposal, and the creation of new land using artificial fill.

## How cold is the water under the Golden Gate Bridge?

The water is measured at Fort Point, which is near the southern end of the Golden Gate Bridge and at the entrance to San Francisco Bay. The ocean off San Francisco is at its warmest from mid August to late September when the temperature averages 60 degrees Fahrenheit (15.5 degrees Celsius).