World Famous Bridges

Directions: Here are some facts about six of the world's most famous bridges. Read each fact. Then do the fraction example under each (remember to reduce your answers to lowest terms). Match each answer to the same fraction in front of the World Famous Bridge. Then write name of the bridge.

World Famous Bridges
1/2 =
Sydney Harbor Bridge
5/8 =
Humber Bridge
1/10 =
The Firth of Forth Bridge
1 1/2 =
Rialto Bridge
3/16 =
Ponchartrain Bridge
1 15/16 =
London Bridge

1. This is one of the most famous bridges in Italy. It was built in 1591. It crosses the Grand Canal in Venice. It means "high bank".

5/8 + 7/8 = The name of the bridge is:


2. This is the longest suspension bridge in the world. It opened in England in 1981. Its main span is 4,626 feet long.

1/4 + 3/8 = The name of the bridge is:

3. This was the first of the stone bridges built across the River Thames in 1209. It stood for 600 years.

3/16 + 5/6 + 1/2 = The name of the bridge is:


4. This is said to be the most famous steel bridge in the world. It was built in 1932. Its main span is 503 meters long.

1/6 + 1/3 = The name of the bridge is:


5. This famous causeway is 24 miles long and is in Louisiana.

7/16 - 1/4 = The name of the bridge is:


6. This bridge is part arch bridge and part cantilever bridge. It was built more than 100 years ago. It is also said by some to be one of the ugliest bridges ever built!

3/5 - 1/2 = The name of the bridge is: