Broke University Record – Pasta Bridge
Old University Record = 92 kg.
New University Record = 118.8 kg
The Task – To use 1 kg of pasta to form a bridge that spans 1 meter, without making a glue Bridge.
Process -The design of the bridge is important but the high quality construction matters more. Most students opted for the traditional arch bridge, but they neglected the building stage. We as a team choose to make a suspension bridge and built a jig to help us. The jig allowed us to make uniform members which overlapped on joints and we could let the member sit in the jig while the glue dried, this minimised imperfections. Additional strengthening blocks were added at the centre of the bridge and at the anchors points at each end.