Picture of Balsa Wood Bridge
This instruction set will teach you how to design and construct your own bridge made out of balsa wood. This is a fun, intriguing project that will entertain an individual for hours.  Many high school and college science and engineering classes will have projects similar to this one. Keep in mind for those individuals building high school projects that if this design does not meet the particular project specifications, for example truss height and bridge length that is ok. For these individuals the main concept to take from this project is the truss design and how to put the bridge together.

Step 1: Supplies

Picture of Supplies
.The supplies required to complete this project include the following

   • ¼ X ¼ inch balsa wood. This project used five 3ft long sticks
   • Hot glue/hot glue gun or wood glue
           o Hot glue gun is highly recommended as it dries much faster
   • One 18 inch ruler
   • One xacto knife
   • A cutting board
   • One pen or pencil to mark measurements
lizzysoliman10 months ago


lizzysoliman10 months ago


lizzysoliman10 months ago

PLEASE tell me how much weight this can hold. my physics grades hangs in the balance~

How much weight does it hold?

Enough to hold a Hot Wheels Car...Well I hope it would.

thats pretty weak tbh