Popsicle Stick Bridges

By on July 4, 2008 -- Modified on October 5, 2016

I have built many different models of popsicle bridges. You can check them out one my popsicle bridges page.

Popsicle bridges provide a unique challenge because of the limited length of the popsicle sticks. This hurts the inherent strength especially in tension. Ideally, a member of the bridge in tension would be one long continuous piece. This obviously can’t happen with a popsicle stick bridge. The way to overcome this is to glue several popsicle sticks together trying your best to create strong connections between the sticks.Popsicle sticks are fairly strong, but did you know that not all popsicle sticks are equal? You have to be careful which popsicle sticks you choose to use on your bridge.

Popsicle Bridge Plans

Click here for some sweet popsicle bridge plans.

Cool Popsicle Bridge Websites:

http://andrew.triumf.ca/andrew/popsicle-bridge/
http://students.seattleu.edu/clubs/asce/Site/Popsicle%20Bridge%
20Competition.htmlhttp://www.seattleasce.org/seattleasce/DesktopDefault.aspx?tabindex=2&tabid=40
http://www.mohawkcollege.ca/events/popstick/popstickframeset.html

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7 thoughts on “Popsicle Stick Bridges”

  1. why 5.95for a blue print when we can check on wiki

    By chris -- January 21, 2011
    • Chris, I am not sure what you are talking about.

      By Garrett Boon -- January 21, 2011
  2. Kool im building a bridge and this helped me alot

    By Michael -- July 11, 2009
    • need more picts of bridges

      By kay-lee -- October 12, 2009
  3. Hey that is very impressive we are just doing one for our science class so that is really cool …that you can do something like that i never though i could do one but i did and it was alot of fun building it and it ishands on work but it was fun …but yeah really cool

    By Tiffany -- February 11, 2009
  4. Very useful. We have to do something for science class, and 140 lbs is an impressive amount. I will be flaunting this in class!

    By Samantha -- September 27, 2008

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