Nova Online: SuperBridge
How would you span a freeway? A canyon? A river? Or an ocean
waterway? Learn about the four major types of bridges and
then test your knowledge by matching the right bridge to the
Cable Supported Structures
This site is the result of my interest in cable supported
structures, especially cable-stayed bridges. The purpose of
this site is to provide a comprehensive list of web sites
containing information about cable supported structures and
other related subjects.
The Bridges of Portland, Oregon
The purpose of this page is to point out the unique river
bridges in Portland, Oregon. Many of Portland's bridges were
built in the first decades of the twentieth century, and
they are not only of historic value but a few of them are
also very beautiful.
Other Bridge Sites on the Web
A Guide to Old Covered Bridges of Southeastern
Covered bridges symbolize small-town America. Something from
the nineteenth century, a little archaic and strange to
nineteen-nineties eyes, picturesque and sentimental,
"kissing bridges" recall a time when life was simpler and
closer to the landif only in our dreams.
The Geometry of Bridge Construction
The four kinds of bridges and some combinations.
The High-Rise Pages
The High-Rise Pages is an online high-rise archive
containing all sorts of information, links and pictures of
the tallest buildings, skyscrapers, tv-towers, bridges,
churches, monuments and other tall structures from all over
The Skyscraper Page
Skyscraper diagrams and discussions
New York Skyscrapers
This is a study of New York City's most striking
architectural entities, its high-rise buildingsor
"skyscrapers"which have given the city much of its
nature and prestige and have in fact largely formed the
impression of this city in people's minds.
Tall Office Buildings
"The tall office building was made possible by three
advances in the building trade."
Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitats
The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat studies and
reports on all aspects of the planning, design, and
construction of tall buildings. Also of a major concern is
the role and impact of tall buildings on the urban
Great Building Collection
Victory City: The City of the Future
Great Structures of the World
Welcome to a virtual gallery of some of the world's greatest
The construction of a tower is one of mankind's oldest
dreams. For earlier civilizations, a tower made it possible
to see the approaching enemy and protect oneself. The Tower
of Babel emerged as a catalyst with regards to the shape and
symbolism of the first towers as well as today's
New York Underground
New Yorkers go about unaware of what is happening just
beneath their feet: Power pulses, information flies, and
steam flows. The city's infrastructure starts just below
street level, but it doesn't stop there.
Get your feet wet investigating dams! Contemplate
whyand Howpeople build dams, and explore the good
and bad impacts
a dam may have on a community. And find questions to probe
USSD: United States Society on Dams
USSD is a
nation-wide professional organization dedicated to advancing
the technology of dam engineering, construction, operation,
maintenance and dam safety; to fostering socially and
environmentally responsible water resources projects; and to
promoting awareness of the role of dams in the beneficial
and sustainable development of the nation's water resources.
ATLSS Engineering Research Center
As a center devoted exclusively to the construction and
large-structure industries, the role of ATLSS is to conduct
research and educate students on technology issues affecting
these industries in design, fabrication, construction,
inspection, and protection.
- Small Structures
British Castles, Stately Homes, and Houses
Native Pre-Contact Housing
This site provides information about housing types in the
pre-contact eras. The ranges of types were hypothesized by
anthros based on archaeological sites, ethnographic data
(both visual observations of housing and explanations by
Earth Building Foundation Inc.-Earthbuilding
Accurate technical information on earthen building (adobe
and rammed earth) is needed to show how this material really
Yurt Quest: In search of Ger
The ultimate goal of this quest is to provide the net with a
complete set of step by step instructions on how to build a
CalEarth: California Institute of Earth Art and
Earth Art and Ceramic Architecture technologies. CalEarth is
dedicated to research and educating the public on
environmentally oriented arts and architecture.
- Structures in School
"... use the experience children have on the playground and
relate that experience to basic physics concepts."
Challenge of Materials
A gallery and website all about materials.
The World of Materials
Most metals are
strong, ductile, and malleable, and, in general, of high
density. Metals are the primary structural materials of
technology, and include the great range of iron-based alloys
(e.g. cast iron, plain carbon steels, alloy steels).
Wood Products Catalogue
Presented by the Canadian Wood Council.
- General Architecture Sites
Historical Architecture Site
American Institute of Architects
A Digital Archive of American Architecture
17th Century to the present.
Meta site for architecture.
- Art Resources
A. Pintura: Art Detective
A. Pintura: Art Detective is an online game about art
history and art composition. In the game, you play a 1940's
noir detective with a degree in art history. A distraught
woman asks you to identify the artist who made a painting
she found in her grandfather's attic. To do so, you must
examine paintings by famous artists from Gauguin to Van
Gogh. Each example highlights an art concept such as
composition, style or subject. The story concludes with an
appropriate noirish twist, as the woman's true identity and
motives become apparent.
Inside Art is an online game which explores a painting from
the inside out. During an art museum tour, you're sucked
into a vortex and find yourself inside a mystery painting.
Your only hope of escape is to answer the questions
"Who?/What?/Where?/How?" A fish named Trish is your guide in
this exploration of Van Gogh's Bank of the Oise at Auvers in
its artistic and historical context.
Eyes on Art
Making educational use of art resources on the web.
Eyes on Art for younger students.
The Art Room
Hello and welcome to the @rt room! Its mission is to provide
a virtual learning environment for exploring the world of
art. While the @rt room has been designed with kids in mind
(ages 8 and up), teachers may find the activities and
information presented useful in their curriculum planning.
Online gallery of many paintings.
Arts Education Online
Within this site, visitors will find a wealth of ideas,
information, and examples relating to the arts and to arts
education, as well as opportunities to ask questions and to
engage in discussions on a wide variety of arts topics
Online arts education resources.
Linking arts and education through technology from the
Curriculum Ideas for Art
The Internet Art Database
The Internet Art Database currently contains art from over
1,500 web sites. Contributors include galleries, dealers,
artists, and individual collectors.