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Picture Books with older students: Bridges

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Picture Books with older students: Bridges

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This presentation was created to accompany a library or classroom lesson about bridges. The lesson uses two picture books and can be viewed in full at http://www.readerpants.net/search/label/Twenty One Elephants.

This presentation was created to accompany a library or classroom lesson about bridges. The lesson uses two picture books and can be viewed in full at http://www.readerpants.net/search/label/Twenty One Elephants.

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Picture Books with older students: Bridges

  1. 1. Covered bridge in Guilford, Vermont
  2. 2. World’s longest suspension bridge: Akashi Kaikyō Bridge (Kobe, Japan)
  3. 3. World’s longest bridge of any type: Danyang Kunshan Grand Bridge (high-speed rail from Shanghai-Beijing, China)
  4. 4. Longest bridge in the US: Lake Pontchartrain Causeway (Louisiana)
  5. 5. World’s Highest Bridge: Si Du River Bridge (Shanghai, China- Chongqing, China)
  6. 6. Ponta de Bandeira: Lagos, Portugal (17th Century fort with drawbridge)
  7. 7. Oldest Roman Bridge: Pons Fabricius Rome, Italy built in 62 BC
  8. 8. Famous Bridges: Tower Bridge London, England
  9. 9. Famous Bridges: Golden Gate Bridge San Francisco, California
  10. 10. Famous Bridges: Brooklyn Bridge New York, New York
  11. 11. Famous Bridges: Rialto Bridge Venice, Italy
  12. 12. Would you cross this bridge? HuangShan Mountains, China
  13. 13. How about this one? Hussaini Hanging Bridge Northern Pakistan
  14. 14. Photo Credits: Slide 1— “Guilford, Vermont.” Wikipedia. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guilford,_Vermont Slide 2--By Tysto - Self-published work by Tysto, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=477955 Slide 3— “Danyang Kunshan Grande Bridge.” Wikipedia Commons. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Danyang%E2%80%93Kunshan_Grand_Bridge Slide 4— “Lake Pontchartrain Causeway.” By Mersh13. Previously published: No, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=22949906 Slide 5– “Sidu River Bridge.” Wikipedia Commons. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sidu_River_Bridge Slide 6– “Ponta de Bandeira.” By Georges Jansoone - Self-photographed, CC BY 2.5, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=1431377 Slide 7– “Pons Fabricius.” By User:MatthiasKabel - Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=3684714 Slide 8– “Tower Bridge.” By Steve Collis from Melbourne, Australia - Tower Bridge, CC BY 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=24306661 Slide 9– “Golden Gate Bridgge.” By RyanJWilmot - Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=37071576 Slide 10– “Brooklyn Bridge.” By Postdlf at the English language Wikipedia, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=1148431
  15. 15. Photo Credits: Slide 11– “Rialto Bridge.” By Chene Beck - Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=15271108 Slide 12– “HuangShan Mountains.” By Blbrk - Own work, Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=11559346 Slide 13– “Hussaini Hanging Bridge.” https://www.flickr.com/photos/simontaylor/2963374263/sizes/o/

Editor's Notes

  • Opened in 1988
    Longest central span (6532 feet)
    Longest as of creation of this slide—June 23, 2016
    Source: Wikipedia
  • Completed in 2010
    540,700 feet long (about 102.4 miles)
    Longest as of creation of this slide—June 23, 2016
    Source: Wikipedia
  • Longest since 1969
    Two parallel bridges; longer one is 23.83 miles long
    Was damaged during Hurricane Katrina, but has since been fixed
    Longest as of creation of this slide—June 23, 2016
    Source: Wikipedia
  • Opened to traffic in November, 2009
    4009 feet high (3/4 mile)
    Has been described as China’s most difficult and costly to build (over $100 million US Dollars to build)
    Longest as of creation of this slide—June 23, 2016
    Source: Wikipedia
  • Source: Wikipedia
  • Oldest Roman bridge still used in its existing state
    River underneath is Tiber River
    Source: Wikipedia
  • Built 1886-1894
    Crosses the River Thames
    Source: Wikipedia
  • Built 1886-1894
    Yes, it is really painted orange!
    Crosses the San Francisco Bay
    Source: Wikipedia
  • Completed 1883
    Connects Manhattan to Brooklyn
    Crosses the East River
    First-ever steel wire suspension bridge
    Source: Wikipedia
  • Completed 1591
    Oldest of four bridges that cross the Grand Canal
    Appears in several movies, including Casino Royale (2006) and Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989)
    Source: Wikipedia
  • Huang Shan is known for its stone steps, carved into the mountain more than 1500 years ago.
    Source: Wikipedia
  • I’ve seen conflicting information that this bridge may have been washed away in a monsoon in 2011.
    Built by locals circa 1978

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