PT1.3 - Construction of Bridge
Design Rationale 3.1Our bridge has two basic parts, a base, and a truss.
The Base is made out of 19 interlocked rows of 6 popsicles in each row.
As for the Truss, we had to do some modifications to the original design as there are material and bridge size constraints. We decided to remove the top trapezium of the truss and remove one of the cross sections. We also added 11 popsicles in between the two truss so as to act it as a connector and share more of the stress in between the two side of the truss.
3.2 Detailed Dimensions
Mass of bridge
3.3 Construction of Prototype
JOINTS OF BRIDGE
Our bridge's sticks are basically interlocked together.
ANCHORS OF BRIDGE
The way our bridge is anchored is that our "cables" are attached to the end of the road.
BASE OF BRIDGE
The popsicle sticks are interlocked and dried with glue to obtain a strong base.
Close up vertical view
This is an uncompleted section of a plank of the base. The clamps are used to unsure that the popsicles are in place while the glue is being dried.
A plank of the base (6*3*3 popsicle sticks)