- Truss Bridge
I recently had to do a project with limited popsicle sticks could only use school glue, and had to span two feet. The bridge also had to hold a loading dock holding a bucket full of weights. I knew a truss bridge was the way to go but didn’t know which kind exactly. Your site inspired [...]
- Craft Stick Bending
A revolutionary way to bend wood when building arched model bridges. This method is so simple it will blow your mind, but it really works.
- Cargo Bridge Building Gam...
This is a free bridge builder game that I found and it is pretty neat. Construct a bridge and test your building skills. Help your people gather items located on the other side of valley.
- How to Build a Popsicle S...
Building popsicle stick bridges is one of my favorite activities to do in my spare time. I have built many popsicle bridges over the years, and love coming up with new designs. A huge focus of my bridges is designing blueprints that are easy to build and structurally sound at the same time. You can [...]
- How to Build a Model Brid...
Building a model bridge is one of the most rewarding hobbies I have done in my entire life . I have learned a ton about working with wood and tools. I have also learned the basics in bridge engineering, and have a greater appreciation for real bridges. Model bridge building has also given me a [...]
- Efficiency Score
To help clear up any confusion when I talk about the “efficiency” or “efficiency score” of the bridges I build. This is a mathematical equation to determine how well a bridge performed
- Model Bridge Kit
This kit is actually one of my first introductions to building model bridges. My mother bought this for me one year, thinking that I might like to build a model bridge kit. This bridge building kit from Amazon actually has three different bridges. It comes with all the supplies you need to build a suspension [...]
- Video: Build A Model Brid...
This is the absolute best video I have seen about building model bridges. Roy Coleman, the founder of the International Bridge Building Contest, gives a very informative presentation in this video. The presentation is over an hour long. He shows how to build a bridge from scratch. He is gearing his video towards the…
- Lateral Bracing Joints
I want to put x-shaped supports on my bridge, but I don’t know how best to join them. I’ve heard of something, I think it’s called a half-lap joint, that I think might work best. You cut half of the wood off the part of the strip that will be the actual joint, and then [...]
- Bridge Terms
Hey everybody once again it’s me, First Timer. I thought the one thing that would make this website even better would be some vocabulary on the parts of bridges. Here are a few terms that might help if you ever need to describe different aspects of a truss or bridge. Let’s start with “Arch”…
- K-NEX Bridge for Fun!
Hey guys it’s me again, First Timer. I came up with a good way to practice bridge building either before or for the next competition and/or just to keep your bridge building skills good, whether it be science fair or science olympiad. It’s building different bridge designs with K-NEX, Erector Sets, and/or LEGOs. Most of [...]
- Q&A: Towers on an Elevate...
This is the first in reviving my question and answer posts. When I receive a well asked question, I will answer it and post some of the dialogue here. These two questions are dealing with making an elevated bridge, very similar to the Science Olympiad challenge.