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Great Cantilever Bridges—Tragedy and Triumph

Lecture no. 17 from the course: Understanding the World's Greatest Structures

Great Cantilever Bridges—Tragedy and Triumph

Taught by Professor Stephen Ressler | 31 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online Science Course

Professor Ressler shows how structural catastrophes produced two bridges that provide a wonderful opportunity to see and understand structure: Scotland's Firth of Forth Bridge and Canada's second Quebec Bridge. You'll also gain insights into the human element of engineering, and the reasons structures turn out the way they do.


August 6, 2016