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

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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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ecknight6754 (author)2009-09-28
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also is there a limit to the number of sticks

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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

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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.

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lollol111 (author)2009-09-28

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

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Re-design (author)2009-09-28

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.

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Re-design (author)2009-09-28

Did you look at the instructable bridges on this site? Just look to the right for a good list of related items.

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