Popsicle Stick Bridges

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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  1. 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

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