Types of Bridges in
Pedestrian bridge: Bridge designed for pedestrians
Arch bridge: Bridge with abutments at each end shaped as a curved arch. The weight of the bridge is thrust into the abutments at either side. Fixed bridge.
- Delaware Park Lincoln Parkway Bridge
- Forest Lawn Triple-Arch Bridge
- Peace Bridge (arch plus truss)
- Grand Island Bridges (truss arch bridges)
- Williamsville Stone Bridge
- See also: Pont Du Gard Aqueduct, Nimes, France
Truss bridge: Bridge whose load-bearing superstructure is composed of wooden or metal triangle trusses. Uses king or queen posts. Fixed bridge.
Bowstring truss bridge: Bridge formed of an arched beam (the bow) joined at each end by a straight beam (the string), with diagonal support beams joining the two.
Bascule bridge: A type of bridge with a pivoting section that is raised and lowered using counterweights. Movable bridge.
Lift/Vertical lift bridge: movable bridge in which a span rises vertically while remaining parallel with the deck. Movable bridge.
Swing bridge: Movable bridge that has as its primary structural support a vertical locating pin and support ring, usually at or near to its center of gravity, about which the turning span can then pivot horizontally. Movable bridge.