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Japanese College Toothpick Bridge Competition

Japanese College Toothpick Bridge Competition

By on October 26, 2009 - Modified January 13, 2014

This video has some excellent toothpick bridges. These bridges hold an incredible amount of weight before they break. You get to see it all on video


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Double Layer Toothpick Bridge

By on August 27, 2009 - Modified December 11, 2012

Garrett’s Note: I am not sure why the author called this a toothpick bridge, as it looks more like Balsa wood. The author did not not give any information about this bridge, which is unfortunate. I would have like to known about why he chose this design, and what the bridge was trying to accomplish.


Curved Toothpick Bridge

Toothpick Arch Bridge

By on January 29, 2009 - Modified January 11, 2014

I just completed a new toothpick bridge that’s quite different than my last one. It’s an arch made from curved trusses, formed once again with toothpicks and wood glue. This one won’t be tested either (sorry!) because it was made for a friend who creates custom action figure dioramas. But I designed the bridge to have the highest ratio of maximum load to bridge weight and some ad hoc tests made me pretty optimistic


Toothpick Suspension Bridge

Toothpick Suspension Bridge

By on January 5, 2009 - Modified February 12, 2014

I just finished this bridge a few days ago after working on it on and off for 3 months. It’s a cable stayed bridge design made with standard round toothpicks and wood glue.
The bridge is 31 inches long and just under 20 inches tall. The main road truss is 2 inches by 2 inches, constructed of beams of laminated toothpicks.


Toothpick Bridge Kit

Toothpick Bridge Kit

By on April 14, 2006

I have never built a toothpick bridge before, as I thought it would be too much of a hassle. However, when I came across a toothpick bridge kit I knew it was time for me to try building one.I purchased the kit, and am very pleased and surprised at its contents. The kit contains everything you need to build a toothpick bridge including plans, glue, toothpicks, wax paper, and more. I have begun working on my toothpick bridge, and it […]


Toothpick Bridges

Toothpick Bridges

By on October 1, 2005 - Modified January 11, 2014

Many people come to GarrettsBridges looking for advice on building a toothpick bridge. And though I have thought much about it, I have not attempted to build one yet. This is a Japanese toothpick bridge contest. You will find tips on how to make them, as well as pictures. Toothpick Bridge Building Contest Here is a father who’s son made a toothpick bridge. He discusses how to design and build a toothpick bridge, and also has good photos. The Toothpick […]


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