sjwon3789 wrote:I always see every teams attempting the arch designs because it is efficient to some extent -- until they discover a more efficient design, although I have not attempted them because I hear how inconsistent they are for each testing. I believe the score in division C is around 1600-1800 for arch bridges, whereas the tower-like design has the potential to go above 2000.
Not quite true.
I've seen several teams getting well over 2500 with an arch in C div. They seem to have the advantage of stability, since the loading block usually sits on the bottom, so it's less likely to tip over than the "tower" design, although I do believe the tower design loaded from the top has more potential than an arch loaded from the bottom if built correctly. But more importantly, arch bridges are just absolutely gorgeous