I is for isosceles #AtoZChallenge

For the A to Z in April Challenge 2019 I have picked some words, which are connected with physical space.

I is for isosceles triangle
And for integer – a whole number.
Two equal sides meet an unequal angle:
Useful for designing a bridge over the Humber.

Chevrons are similar to isosceles triangles

I have to admit that I have never seen the Humber Bridge. When I wrote the verse, the first word rhyming with number to pop into my head was Humber.

I have written about (and posted a picture of) the Forth Bridges before. One of them (the railway bridge) uses isosceles triangles. One thing I enjoy about blogging is that I learn new things all the time. The Humber Bridge and the Forth road bridge are both suspension bridges. Their design mainly consists of straight lines with right angles and curves. (The last two in reverse order being words I mention in my posts for A and – looking ahead – N and T.)

The prime numbers in my post for the letter U are all integers. (Have you guessed I wrote all the verses before I began to think what else I could write about for this challenge?)

I am aware that I have used the word ‘I’ far too many times in this post for the letter I.

Back to bridges: they take a long time to construct and require building/engineering skills. Then they need to be inspected and maintained. How did Moses lead the people of Israel over water? In Joshua chapter 4 Joshua leads the people over the river Jordan and reminds them that Moses had similarly led them over the Red Sea. Exodus 14:21-22. These are exciting stories. I hope you have time to click and read them.

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