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How to Build Bridges with Popsicle Sticks

How to Build Bridges with Popsicle Sticks


How to Build Bridges with Popsicle Sticks. If your last popsicle stick bridge snapped
like dried spaghetti, this guide will have you building a structure worthy of New York
City. You will need Popsicle sticks Wood glue Toothpicks
Scissors Straws Flexible tubing String Craft store (optional) and laundry clamps (optional). Step 1. Raid your family’s junk drawers for enough
popsicle sticks, glue, and other materials to build your bridge. Stop by a local craft store to purchase additional
building materials. Step 2. Build the main support spans by layering popsicle
sticks halfway over each other and gluing them together until you reach the proper thickness. Use laundry clamps to secure your glued sections
together until they dry for a tight bond. Step 3. Line additional popsicle sticks perpendicular
to the main span to create the road deck, then angle sticks vertically to build the
superstructure. Use a cross hatch pattern along the sides
and under the road deck to build a bridge that is both strong and light. Step 4. Use toothpicks for railings or cut the points
off the toothpicks and glue several of them together in a square to make tiles for sidewalks
and side panels. Step 5. Use flexible tubing or straws and string to
piece together the cables if you are building a suspension bridge. Step 6. Test your bridge with a heavy book placed
on the road bed and then set it up over a creek or other body of water to transport
toy cars or even a pet hamster. Did you know The most expensive suspension
bridge was the $4.3 billion Akashi-Kaikyo bridge in Japan, and was completed in 1998.

Comments (39)

  1. First to say first even though I'm third. =3

  2. you should had made this video when it was a project in my school and i failed

  3. I'm watching this and I'm in NYC when they mention NYC in this video.

  4. I made a bridge and a catapult out of dried spaghetti

  5. 16th sack that i want to be first

  6. I am scared too! I made a bridge in class. I am in grade 5. It was able to hold a 1 kg but, I am scared. My teacher is amazing but, she is a hard marker! I hope I do good on this!

  7. FTW HOWCAST HAS EVERYTHING!! ITS ANNOYING!!!!! :p

  8. that bridge looks like shit.

  9. Speedybot200 I agree πŸ™‚

  10. @speedybot200 …it is shit

  11. wow… just wow…thats horrible

  12. THIS IS A PEICE OF SHIT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  13. if u want to learn how to make a good stick bridge, look at mesa bridges……

  14. this video helped a little

  15. thats school glue buttnuget

  16. wtf is this shit. this aint even worthy of ANY city.

  17. Your channel IS FUCKED UP

  18. i made a bridge and it held my weight! 145lbs!

  19. AMRICA FUCK YEAHEA

  20. The only problem with my bridge was that it was freaking leaning to one side.

  21. Never put a pet hamster over a creek!!!! :0

  22. Ugh I have to make a Brooklyn bridge out of Popsicle sticks

  23. I need to make a bridge ughhh out of popsticks ughhhhh I hate that but its going to be funnnnn yay

  24. how many popsicle sticks are there in this?

  25. I have to make a popsicle stick bridge with my team of "professionals" for our engineering class and I am the engineer. so we're making this bridge that has to be 70 cm long, no more than 10 cm wide, and can't sag more than 1 cm. it has to be the lightest bridge that holds the 10 lb car across the bridge. and I need help.

  26. Ouch i have to make paris

  27. I made it, learned on woodprix website. great solutions I think.

  28. You should go to woodprix website if you'd like to make it yourself m8s.

  29. I made it by myself πŸ™‚ I used fot that woodprix woodworking plans.

  30. I did something similar with Stodoys instructions.

  31. Please could you show me how to make a πŸ… tiger bridge .I have to do one for school

  32. You can use woodprix instructions to build it in the cheapest way.

  33. $10000000 for 100000000000000000 sticks LOL XD

  34. I don’t like Amy bridge hahahahhahahπŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

  35. How many popsicle sticks did you use? Is 50 popsicle sticks enough?

  36. Umm that is not sturdy and I’m a pro at crafts so I failed at my science project

  37. What Kind Of Bridge Is That Is It A Truss Bridge

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