Problem

The structural engineering problem we had to solve, was to build a scale model truss bridge to span a fast moving river near our community.  We were contracted by the Department of Transportation after we had created and submitted our design as a company brochure.

Not only did we have to design and build a bridge, but we had to meet all kinds of requirements.
bulletWe had to work in teams of two.
bulletOur bridge had to be between 2" and 4" in height.
bulletIt had to be between 2" and 2 1/2" in width
bulletIt could not touch the canyon floor or walls in anyway, it had to be self-supporting.
bulletWe had to build it in 10 days!!

Once our design was approved we got materials and built it.  Then we had to write a report, and make this website.

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