Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Best Popsicle-Stick Bridge Designs

In the recently concluded 5th DLSU-CES Bridge Building Competition last 7 Feb 2009, the bridges made from popsicle sticks competed for the Best Bridge Design based on the following criteria:

  • Creativity and Innovativeness in the design and form: 30%
  • Application of bridge design principles: 30%
  • Practicality and implementability: 20%
  • Neat and well-polished bridge: 20%

Four judges examined and evaluated the bridges. After about an hour of evluation, the scores were tabulated. It was a tight race for the winner. The winning bridge from Don Honorio Ventura College of Arts and Trades (DHVCAT) won by a hairline against the bridge entry from the Technological Institute of the Philippines (TIP), Manila. The 3rd placer is the bridge from the Technological Institute of the Philippines (TIP), Quezon City. Building popsicle-stick bridges using glue takes a lot of planning, patience and ingenuity. Cutting the popsicle sticks to fit the form of the bridge, gluing the sticks and polishing involves a lot of time. In general, the popsicle-stick bridges submitted were impressive. Many of the bridges were unique and may serve as models for future bridges. The students have demonstrated their skills and understanding about bridge construction.

15 comments:

  1. moooooooooooooooom

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  2. THIS IS VERY NICE.. HOW MANY POPSICLE STICKS DID YOU USE?

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  3. how many sticks were used to build the arch one?

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  4. Not sure but you can estimate. the bridge weight is about 1 kg divide it by the weight of one popsicle stick - you will get approx. the no. of sticks. Note that the weight inlcudes the glue. therefore the estimated weight will be a maximum value.

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  5. wow i like this bridge

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  6. Hi, I am a 4th high school student and I'm wondering if there is are strategies on building a popsicle bridge that can support a full grown adult who will walk across the makeshift bridge.
    Thank you

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  7. how many popsicle sticks did you use

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  8. awsome!!!!that is very creative keep craftn'

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  9. those are some awsome bridges. i am making one too but we have to make one with only 100 popsicles stickes. that is preety hard for a 7 grader and also because it is my first time.

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  10. wow i like these bridges the best one i liked was the third bridge it was the best one out there.

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  11. Im a 6th grader and im making a bridge with only 60 sticks me and my partner are diciding the model to make the bridge. :-)

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  12. i need help! i ned to make a bridge

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  13. where can we get the out-put for those bridges??

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  14. nice arch bridges they look so supportive

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