Duan, Lian California Department of Transportation, Carmichael, California.
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A structure that provides smooth and safe passage over a valley, road, body of water, or other obstruction. Many types of bridges have been built and are classified based on their intended use, the materials used, and their structural design (Fig. 1).
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