Masterpiece Popsicle Stick Bridge

By on January 14, 2013 -- Modified on October 5, 2016

This album highlights the Popsicle Stick Bridge that I entered into the Seattle ASCE Younger Member Forum’s Popsicle Stick Bridge Competition in 2009. This particular entry swept all first place prizes in every category: efficiency, aesthetics, and poster. It’s 30 inches long, 11 inches tall, 5 inches wide, weighs just under 347 grams (0.77 pounds), is made out of only white birch Popsicle Sticks and Elmer’s White Glue, and it held 993 pounds before breaking (1300 times its own weight).

Popsicle Bridge Masterpiece

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8 thoughts on “Masterpiece Popsicle Stick Bridge”

  1. It’s an amazing bridge!

    By Anton -- December 5, 2017
  2. When you think about it, it was really the wood at the bottom holding it. Not the truss. So really it didn’t hold that much. I would recommend to use a thinner base. It basically means that the base held 993 lbs.

    By El Pinguino -- April 7, 2017
  3. How many popsicle sticks did you use to make this awesome creation?

    By Maya -- April 25, 2016
  4. How do you make this? I really want to enter one of these contest

    By Coco -- January 13, 2015
  5. How do you make this?! I mean it’s awesome but can you tell me the steps and supplies to make this?
    – Thanks Johnny

    By Johnny -- December 13, 2013
  6. that is cool i am shocked popsicle sticks were capable of holding and that bridge looks really exquisite

    By josh -- December 4, 2013
  7. Hey! I was wondering whether the weights were directly under the bridge in the middle (hanging down) or if they were on top of the bridge?

    By Bhavya -- November 26, 2013
  8. Hi, that is a really nice bridge, could you answer one question for me though?
    What process did you go through to “double” the sticks to make the frame?
    -Thanks
    –Robert C.

    By Robert C. -- February 26, 2013

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