13 Jan. 1990|
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This is a popsicle stick bridge I built while in the last few weeks of my fall college semester. This album highlights the Popsicle Stick Bridge that I entered into the Seattle ASCE Younger Member Forum’s Popsicle Stick Bridge Competition in 2009. Video highlighting the top three bridges from the Maine Transportation Conference Popsicle Stick Bridge Contest. Here is a sneak peak at one of my newest creations: a model suspension bridge made from popsicle sticks and parachute cord.
At our college earlier this year, we had to build a bridge using popsicle sticks within one hour.
The second testing included putting a piece of plywood on top of the bridge and me standing on it (170 pounds).
As far as I know, this is the longest working popsicle stick bridge that a person can walk across.
Some of the popsicle sticks were modified, so this varies from the purist approach I have taken in building popsicle bridges in the past. Unlike my previous popsicle stick bridges, I did not have printed blueprints or plans when I built this bridge.
I have attached a picture of the bridge we constructed, that eventually won the first place. I didn’t really have a good plan of action when I started building the bridge, I simply had picked out a design and was relying on my previous experience to get me through. The largest popsicle bridge was built back in 2008 in my dorm room at Prairie Bible College. Unfortunately, my camera which was set up looking through the bridge to catch the breaking of the bridge had turned off. For many nights I slept on the floor, as I was using my bed space as a worktable to glue the bridge together.
I ended up making four separate trusses, and then gluing two together to make each side of the bridge.
The clothespins I had did not open wide enough to accommodate the 4-5 layers of popsicle sticks, so I had to use heavy books to hold the bridge together while it was drying. This was partly my fault for not clearly explaining how to stand on the bridge to distribute the weight evenly.