For this Final Project, I made several different truss designs that fit within a certain set of parameters. The first design was perfectly symmetrical, and for this I utilized a simple triangle form that is common in house roof truss designs. The second design has variable pitch, and for this one I chose to do a simplified version of my bridge truss design from Project 2. For the third model, I had to do an asymmetrical design, so I chose to make a right triangle form for the trusses. And for the fourth and final model, I made a curved truss design that resembles other bridges I have seen. I made all of these models using simple square wood dowels and glue, just like I used in Project 2. All were made at 3/32"=1' scale and they all proportionally equal 80 feet spans.
Top to Bottom: Perfectly Symmetrical, Variable Pitch, Asymmetrical, and Curved