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Do you prefer walking across a flat or arched type design?

  1. Jul 13, 2004 #1
    We're doing a project for my engineering tech class, and i need to conduct a survey, we'd be really obliged if u could answer the survey questions.
    1. When thinking about bridges, what is the first bridge that to your mind?
    2. Why?
    3. If crossing a bridge, do you look over the edge?
    4. Is a safe looking bridge important to you?
    5. What material surface do you like walking on?
    6. Do you prefer walking across a flat or arched type design?
    7. What is your favourite colour?
    8. Would you like to see an innovative design?
    9. Would you consider using a bridge as a hang-out spot?
    10. Would you like the bridge to have seating facilities?

    Also if u could mention ur age it would help us in compiling the data better.
     
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  3. Jul 13, 2004 #2
    1. Golden Gate Bridge.
    2. I used to live in the Bay Area. We'd cross it all the time.
    3. If I can manage to get to the edge to look over, always.
    4. Of course!
    5. Carpet, because I don't need shoes to do it.
    6. Flat. It's easier.
    7. Blue, but I don't think it'd work for a bridge.
    8. Absolutely.
    9. No.
    10. Sure.

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  4. Jul 16, 2004 #3
    1. The George Washington bridge.
    2. A classic Spiderman comic book character was thrown to her death from it.
    3. Sure.
    4. Of course!
    5. Anything that won't break and send me to my death.
    6. No preference, whichever is least likely to break and send me to my death.
    7. White
    8. Only if it's also revolutionary
    9. Absolutely not
    10. Not particularly, but so long as they would not interefere with my bridge-traversing capabilities, I would not object.

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  5. Jul 16, 2004 #4
    1. London Bridge.
    2. Because of that godforsaken nursery rhyme that I was force-fed.
    3. Always.
    4. Only if I'm crossing it.
    5. Plush carpets.
    6. Arched. Flat bridges are mundane.
    7. Green/Red.
    8. Who wouldn't?
    9. Definately not.
    10. I don't exactly see the point; but it wouldn't hurt.

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  6. Jul 17, 2004 #5
    1. When thinking about bridges, what is the first bridge that to your mind?
    Cooper River Bridge

    2. Why?
    I was stationed in Charleston for a year and drove over this two lane monstrosity every weekend.

    3. If crossing a bridge, do you look over the edge?
    Yep

    4. Is a safe looking bridge important to you?
    Sure, who wants to drive over a rickety popsickle stick bridge.

    5. What material surface do you like walking on?
    Shag carpet.

    6. Do you prefer walking across a flat or arched type design?
    Flat

    7. What is your favourite colour?
    Ford engine blue

    8. Would you like to see an innovative design?
    Sure why not.

    9. Would you consider using a bridge as a hang-out spot?
    No pun intended huh? No, bridges just don't do it for me.

    10. Would you like the bridge to have seating facilities?
    Only if I gives me a good view of Jacobs field so I can watch the Indians play.
     
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  7. Jul 17, 2004 #6

    HallsofIvy

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    1. The Tacoma narrows bridge

    2. It's an impressive example of "resonance".

    3. Not if I'm driving a car! Otherwise, yes.

    4. Yes!

    5. I prefer walking on sod.

    6. Flat is easier, arched is more impressive.

    7. Gold

    8. "Innovative" is not always better.

    9. No.

    10. No.
     
  8. Jul 17, 2004 #7
    Ray >50

    Tower of London
    full of history
    will but prefer not to
    Narrow feels unstable
    Non slip
    I'm not going to walk over an arch(seriously older people dont need slopes)
    red
    yes but i'll let someone else go first
    No too far from anywhere
    sounds dangerous -- usually not enough space
    Ray.
     
  9. Jul 22, 2004 #8
    1. When thinking about bridges, what is the first bridge that to your mind?
    Sydney harbour bridge
    2. Why?
    Most known bridge here in Australia
    3. If crossing a bridge, do you look over the edge?
    of course
    4. Is a safe looking bridge important to you?
    hmmm slightly
    5. What material surface do you like walking on?
    not water
    6. Do you prefer walking across a flat or arched type design?
    arched
    7. What is your favourite colour?
    blue
    8. Would you like to see an innovative design?
    yes
    9. Would you consider using a bridge as a hang-out spot?
    no too much poloution
    10. Would you like the bridge to have seating facilities?
    haha nah not really

    16 Australia
     
  10. Jul 22, 2004 #9
    1. The Tacoma Narrow Bridge

    2. It was a disaster due to engineers who designed the bridge not being able to calculate the possibility of resonance/oscillation due to small input of wind force.

    3. Yes

    4. Let's just say I wouldn't cross ANYTHING that swung great vertical distances like the Tacoma Bridge.

    5. Hard, concrete cement reinforced with wires.

    6. Arched. They give a more classical roman-era feel

    7. Red/yellow

    8. As long as it's cost-efficient & practical

    9. No. Too many cars=loud noises

    10. Definitely.

    16 yrs-old as of 2004.
     
  11. Jul 22, 2004 #10

    ShawnD

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  12. Jul 22, 2004 #11
    Well, if it helps you:

    1. The train bridge under wich I spent the night from April, 30th to May 1st in 1998.
    2. Because I was completely drunk and stoned and had to write my final school exams on May 2nd. Scored my best grades I ever got in english.
    3. usually not.
    4. yes, especially when I have to cross it.
    5. none except perhaps I prefer a construction where you can´t look through,
    6. flat
    7. judging from my clothes that would be green but I never thought of that before.
    8. yes
    9. no
    10. never thought of this be4, but yes: Sounds nice

    Age is 25
     
  13. Aug 4, 2004 #12
    1. Balina Bridge
    2. good fishing , crystal clear water, tidal river, golden sands
    3. yep
    4. no
    5. metal
    6. arched
    7. electrified blue
    8. yes
    9. yes
    10. yes

    I'm 15
     
  14. Aug 13, 2004 #13

    Mk

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    1. An arc style
    2. I guess its because its very common?
    3. Yes?
    4. Yes, if its a bridge only Indiana Jones would cross I wouldn't?
    5. Carpeting, but that wouldn't be reasonable for an outdoor bridge
    6. Definitly flat
    7. For a bridge... maybe one of those paint jobs where it changes color depending on what angle you are from the bridge.
    8. Definitly
    9. Definitly
    10. Definitly

    I am 12 years of age though I am in the 10th grade and this is my out of 90, this is my 3rd post in this forum. I reside mostly in the quantum physics, classical physics, General Physics, Atoms, Molecules, & Solids, Michio Kaku's and Nuclei & Particles forums.
     
  15. Aug 13, 2004 #14
    1. A typical straight grey bridge with a small curve like one you would find on a country road. It didn't have guardrails for some reason either.
    2. I live in a small area and I also read alot of medieval fan-fiction, which could account for the bridge having no rails.
    3. Almost always, I like the view below.
    4. Not really, inless it looks clearly dangerous to go on.
    5. I like a hard stone rather than a pavement.
    6. A slightly arched design is fun.
    7. My favorite color is dark blue.
    8. Innovative designs are always nice. Sure.
    9. I wouldn't inless it was a large bridge. I don't like to feel like all the cars are watching me.
    10. As long as they didn't interfere with walking and biking, ect. Lines would have to be drawn that symbolize where their feet can't slide anymore.

    I'm 16.
     
  16. Aug 13, 2004 #15

    arildno

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    1. The bridge across the tram-line by the university
    2. I see it every day
    3. Not always
    4. Yes
    5. Something hard
    6.Flat
    7.Blue
    9.Not for me
    10. Only if it is really long
     
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