A Shake Proof Bridge

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This article details how engineers worked to make the new span of the San Francisco Bay Bridge safer for drivers who might be traveling during a major earthquake.

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You can follow this link to find out more about the Loma Prieta earthquake and the damage it caused. (This annotation contains a link)
You can visit this link to see a short video explaining what happens during an earthquake. (This annotation contains a video)
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In this sentence the word suspension means 
If you follow this link you can view footage and photographs of the new span of the bridge. (This annotation contains a link)
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You will not fall when standing with your feet apart because 
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Why would this be important during an earthquake?