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Burley Primary School

Week 12 - Bridges

 This week our topic is 'Bridges'. Join us in finding out about famous bridges around the world, discovering the engineers who designed and built them and exploring the metaphorical bridges we can build with other people. 

There is lots to choose from so enjoy exploring our last weekly topic. Some of the activities have extra resources which you will find in the different subject sections.

The Bailey Bridge, a type of truss bridge, was designed by Sir Donald Coleman Bailey who lived in Christchurch. He built the first trial of this type of bridge at Stanpit Marsh in 1940 and it is still there today. Perhaps you have walked across it?

                           

Can you find out why this design was so important?

Where can you find Bailey Bridges in the world today?