The New River Gorge bridge in West Virginia is a 518-m-long steel arch. How much

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The New River Gorge bridge in West Virginia is a 518-m-long steel arch. How much will its length change between temperature extremes 

−17°C
 and 
31°C?
 
 cm
Jun 19th, 2015

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The equation for linear expansion (e) is .. 

e = Lo.α.∆θ .. (in m) 

α = coef.of linear expansion 
Lo = original length in m 
∆θ = temperature change in ºC 

e = (518)(11.0x10^-6)((31 - (-17)) .. .. ►e = 0.273 m

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