Short Warren Truss Popsicle Bridge

This popsicle stick bridge was made from 40, unmodified popsicle sticks. The bridge spanned 12 inches, was 4 inches tall and 3 inches wide. I used only Elmer’s white glue to build the bridge. It weighed 57.4 grams (0.13 pounds), and held 90 pounds. Its efficiency score was 712. This is the first popsicle bridges that I built, and it helped me launch into making lots of others.

Even though this was the first popsicle stick bridge I had ever made, it turned out to be quite a success. The goal behind this bridge was to design not only a strong bridge, but design a process for building the bridge that could easily be replicated by almost anyone. That is why I didn’t cut any of the popsicle sticks. That alone would add a lot of complexity to the construction of the popsicle bridge. I made the bridge to easily span 12 inches, which seems to be a common requirement in popsicle stick bridge competitions.

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22 thoughts on “Short Warren Truss Popsicle Bridge”

  1. i am going to try this for my project in science ypu have to see how much weight can a bridge hold. dose this bridge hold a lot of weight?

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  2. one thing flip it over and add extensions for the bottom to be the road. we did this with a 36 cm bridge and it held 113 lbs so its a good design

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  3. I am trying this bridge for a project. it has to hold atleast 50 textbook’s. Hope it can. I will let you know what happens.

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    • I got in this website because the teacher told me so I could learn more of how to make a bridge out of wood and so it can not be destroid when i was in technology

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