This is a very simple yet elegant looking bridge that I built over Christmas break. This bridge spanned 16 inches and was made from 48 popsicle sticks. It held 75 pounds, which was best at what ns was expecting.

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The idea behind this leg was to produce an aesthetically satisfaction bridge, when still maintaining it simple to build. I wanted a really basic arch bridge style in order to to compare it to a basic beam bridge that I also built. You deserve to purchase plans because that this bridge in my store.

You deserve to see from the video clip that this bridge fell down from the middle. I think the if the ends of the bridge had been braced favor a real life arch bridge, this leg would have actually held considerable more weight before it broke. However as a complimentary standing arch bridge made indigenous popsicle sticks, i think it to be pretty good.

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October 12, 2016 in ~ 6:32 am

How execute I clamp the joints with each other on the bridge


Garrett Boon
October 12, 2016 at 7:09 pm

You have the right to use a couple different methods for clamping the joints. If friend have little clamps like clothes pins or binder clips, those work-related well. Friend can additionally simply put weight on peak of the joints if they are on a flat surface.


October 11, 2016 in ~ 6:35 am

Is this yes, really a arch leg or is that a truss bridge?My scientific research teacher called me the concept is an ext like a truss bridge’s rather than an arch’s?


Garrett Boon
October 11, 2016 at 9:28 pm

Interestingly, one arch leg can likewise have a truss. This is seen in a most the models ~ above this website, including this one. And also just due to the fact that it has a truss, doesn’t do it not an arch bridge. This actually offers it few of the benefits of both types of bridges.


Bobby Me
January 1, 2015 at 12:43 pm

Do u have a blueprint obtainable for this?


December 28, 2013 at 11:33 am

theres no video. The says however there is no connect or anuthing under

March 12, 2011 in ~ 1:48 am

Elegant design. I really prefer this website Garret, very interesting and helpful.

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