Project 2: Bridge
Project 2 Evaluation: After constructing and testing the bridge only out of wooden dowels and glue, there were obviously places that could have made the bridge stronger. To begin with, the glue joints could have been a lot stronger and could have set in for a larger amount of time. Next, we can always have more trusses to support the basic parts of the bridge. Something that was successful was bending the wood into a curve, because this allowed the tension to distribute more evenly. There was never a point where our bridge started caving in, it just "snapped". The glue joints could no longer support the weight. We used wood glue, so if it had set, it would have been stronger than the wood.
All bridge photos are currently on Victor's computer, which is getting maintenance done.