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.
Here is a collection of the best of the web on Popsicle Stick Bridges. Digital Structures – Popsicle Bridges Building a Popsicle-Stick Bridge (Web Archive)
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.
Here is a video from youtube that is a young man giving advice on building popsicle stick bridges after building one of his own. I like his thought process although I don’t necessarily agree with everything he says. What do you think? Notice when he says he sacrificed making triangles to add beauty to the … Read more
The Howe Truss was designed by William Howe in 1840. It used mostly wood in construction and was suitable for longer spans than the Pratt truss. Therefore, it became very popular and was considered one of the best designs for railroad bridges back in the day. Many Howe truss bridges exist in the North West United States, where wood is plentiful.
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 purchase many of my plans and blueprints in my store.