J.C. Booth State Bridge 2005

By on March 25, 2009 -- Modified on August 17, 2017

Here is the Science Olympiad bridge J.C. Booth built for the Georgia State Tournament in 2005. I don’t remember exactly what place it got, but am pretty sure in placed in the top 3. This bridges uses the typical design for that year, with slight modifications.

Most of the bridges similar to this design did not have the additional diagonal bracing from the top to the bottom chords. I think this basic design is a good example of trying to figure out a problem without boxing yourself into thinking of only typical bridge designs. This design takes what you have to do and does it very simply. Most of the time, simple is better.

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5 thoughts on “J.C. Booth State Bridge 2005”

  1. What type of wood was used? How much did it weigh? How much did it hold?

    By Kaeli -- March 28, 2015
  2. Is this applicable for the 2015 competition?

    By Rishi Dange -- January 3, 2015
    • Rishi,

      I don’t know the rules for the 2015 competition, but you can probably take the principles and apply them to this year.

      By Garrett Boon -- January 3, 2015
  3. if i had the additional bracing would it have worked better.

    By sara davis -- April 11, 2012
  4. Cool Bridge but the rule have changed so much!!!! now we have to be able to fit a block under the bridge ( it can’t be flat on the bottom).

    By Sarah musing -- November 27, 2009

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