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Homework Help: Newspaper Bridge

  1. Dec 6, 2004 #1
    I'm eventually going to have to build a bridge in Physics class, made of newspaper, for one of my labs. It's supposed to be a free-standing bridge that can hold a 3 or more kg load, while spanning a 1 meter gap. I'm allowed 10 sheets of newspaper and 1 meter of tape. Does anyone have any suggestions as to how this bridge should be designed? :shy:
    Last edited: Dec 6, 2004
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  3. Dec 6, 2004 #2


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    I hope you mean 10 sheets of newspaper.

    Two suggestions :
    Make columns. And I'd make the span of the bridge C-shaped, for extra strength.
    Last edited: Dec 6, 2004
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