I have become enamored with the idea of building a suspension bridge. I am not exactly sure why, and I also need to finish my toothpick bridge. However, I have begun thinking about how I would go about it.
A suspension bridge would be the most difficult challenge so far for me. I am thinking as far as the actual construction. I have begun researching the design principles behind suspension bridges, and they are pretty neat. I have decided to build one that has a center span of about 2 feet. I need to figure out how to anchor the ends.
I want this suspension bridge to be able to hold 50 pounds without breaking. I haven’t decided what material to use for the cables yet, though I am leaning towards fishing line. I will be posting more about this as I progress.
On a side note, I renewed my business license today.