Newspaper Bridge

  The first day of class the design challenge was for groups of students to make a bridge out of newspaper and masking tape. The bridge needed to be big enough to slide a stack of books under it and then hold the stack of books. The bridges from all three groups supported the required books. After the original challenge we switched over to metal weights.  One bridge held 85 lbs. and another held 120 lbs.

above: A successful bridge design made up of newspaper and masking tape

Testing the bridges Strength

It held!

Richie adding more weight to the bridge

No more room for testing weight

The bridge finally collasped