What is the world's oldest suspension bridge?

Answer The Union Bridge, also called the Union Chain Bridge, is the world's oldest documented suspension bridge. It is located in the United Kingdom, over the River Tweed between Horncliffe, Northumberlan... Read More »

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What is the oldest suspension bridge in the United States?

The oldest suspension bridge in the U.S. is the Delaware Aqueduct, built in 1847. It was built on the Delaware and Hudson Canal to facilitate transportation of goods from northern Pennsylvania to m... Read More »

What is the difference between a suspension bridge&a cable-stayed bridge?

Suspension bridges and cable-stayed bridges look similar, but have significant differences in structure, purpose and construction. The Brooklyn Bridge and the Golden Gate Bridge are examples of sus... Read More »

What is a suspension bridge?

A suspension bridge has large cables that span the width of the bridge and hold up its roadway portion. The cables are secured at either end in anchorages, which are embedded in solid rock or concr... Read More »

What is a suspension bridge used for?

Suspension bridges are used to span great distances that other types of bridges cannot. Suspension bridges tend to be very expensive to build. They can, however, span distances of 2,000 to 7,000 fe... Read More »