- Words: 3068
- Length: 10 Pages
- Topic: Engineering
- Paper #: 63847646
2). An increase in the height of the beam gives the beam more material "to dissipate the tension"; and when the beam is quite tall, due to the depth of the river or gorge it needs to cross over, there is then the need to add "…latticework, or a truss," to the bridge's beam.
With strong latticework or a beefy truss, the ability of the bridge to dissipate the compression