WHEN AND WHERE WAS THESTRUCTURE BUILTThe Confederation bridge was built in New Brunswick Canada and started construction in 1993 and finished in 1997.
WHY WAS THE CONFEDERATION BRIDGEBUILT GIVE US SOME BACK ROUNDHISTORYThe Confederation Bridge was built to provide a easy road transportation between New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island. Back in the late 1950s all the way to the early 1960s both governments wanted a way to get to each other without using a train or a airplane. They thought about a ferry or a steam engine. But eventually they said lets build a bridge
WHAT ARE THE ARCHITECTURALFEATURES THAT MAKE THIS BRIDGESPECIALThis bridge has many concrete pillars holding archways that are dug all the way to the sea bed using a device called a Svanen. Then all those pillars and archways are put to work and hold a gigantic 8 mile bridge.
WHAT ARE SOME CHALLENGES THEENGINEERS FACED AND HOW DID THEYOVERCOME THESEThe engineers faced a problem where there bridge was going to be built on a lobster habitat. They overcame this problem by talking to marine engineers and building around the habitat in a special way.
HOW LONG DID IT TAKE TOCOMPLETE THIS STRUCTURE This structure took 4 years to build from 1993 to 1997.
WHAT ARE INTERESTING STORIES OR FUN FACTS ABOUT THIS BRIDGE• In 2005 they did the terry fox run over the confederation bridge.• The Olympic torch was carried over the bridge in 2010.• The confederation bridge is 12.9 kilometers that is 8 miles.• One pillar is 250 meters.• Three people died well building the confederation bridge.• It took 22,683 men to fully construct the confederation bridge.• The bridge cost 1billion dollars to construct. here is a good place where you can find out lots about the architect.fhttp://pci.org/view_file.cfm?file=JL-06-MARCH-APRIL-7.pd
CAN YOU FIND ANY MATH RELATED TO YOUR STRUCTUREIt takes 18 minutes to cross the confederation bridge at 45 miles per hour how long will it take to cross it at 90 miles per hour?
AWNSERThe answer is 9 because half of 90 is 45 and half of 18 is 9.
CREDITSWhere I got my information= http://www.confederationbridge.com/ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Confederation_Bridge#History http://www.answers.com/ http://users.eastlink.ca/~dhh/index_files/page0013.htmlhttp://pci.org/view_file.cfm?file=JL-06-MARCH-APRIL-7.pdf http://www.chacha.com/question/how-long-does-it-take- to-get-across-the-confederation-bridge-if-you-go-45- miles-per-hour