Newspaper Bridge

1. Dec 6, 2004

ms. confused

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
2. Dec 6, 2004

Gokul43201

Staff Emeritus
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