How to construct a Bascule bridge using only popsicle sticks, glue and cotton strings?

How can we construct the truss structure and the hinges, mainly the hinges, using only the sticks, thin (1 mm cross section) cotton strings and glue? can u please suggest ideas for the design of the same?? We would also appreciate if you'd give us suggestions for the construction of the open-close mechanism, which incidentally, what a Bascule Bridge is all about!

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single or double leaf
also is there a limit to the number of sticks
fear_black_death (author)  ecknight67548 years ago
i have already searched the wikipedia.. n google. but they do not tell me how do i make the open close mech with popsicle sticks
fear_black_death (author)  ecknight67548 years ago
no there isnt a limit on no of sticks,n yes its two leaf...but the catch is its gotta be as light as possible.
lollol1118 years ago
Look on Internet it may help low dw I find all dis stuff all the time difficult dw just ask your teacher or call a friend easy! Just copy someone at school maybe 2 easy peasy lemon squeezy when u think about it dw xxxx speak soon sammy <3
Re-design8 years ago
This link explains this type of bridge.

You can google "bascule bridge" to bring up a ton of other links that will give you the info that you need.
Re-design8 years ago
Did you look at the instructable bridges on this site? Just look to the right for a good list of related items.