Bridges are so commonplace in our transportation infrastructure that it's easy to take them for granted. In reality, bridges are astounding feats of engineering, building upon thousands of years of design and construction heritage from around the world and constantly improved by new building technologies.
Truss bridges are one such common bridge type that we drive over every day. But what exactly makes truss bridges able to handle the weight of thousands of vehicles, every day, for decades upon decades? Take a look at our infographic and discover the parts of a truss bridge that work together to carry us safely from place to place.