ADOT Kids: More fun with bridges!

EDITOR'S NOTE: During this unprecedented time, ADOT is creating transportation activities for kids. Please visit azdot.gov/ADOTKids or use the hashtag #ADOTKids on ADOT's Twitter, Facebook and Instagram accounts to see what we have going on. 

By Steve Elliott / ADOT Communications

I hope everyone's seen and started this week's ADOT Kids activity on designing bridges. It's a lot of fun, and it should make you think about all the creativity that goes into the bridges you go over on highways and local streets. It makes me think about all the knowledge engineers must have to design bridges that help everyone get safely home.

For those who want to know even more about how bridges work, we've included a couple of items at right that should help with your designs. One points to the different parts of a bridge. The other one, for older kids, provides even more details about what goes into different kinds of bridges. Click on the images to see the documents, which you can print.

But that's not all. We have a word search below. Look up, down, backwards, frontwards and diagonally for the words listed at the bottom. I've done it, and it's fun even for adults. Just click on the image to print it. 

All right, future engineers. Let's get to work!

Bridge word search

Bridge with terms illustration

Parts of a bridge structure