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Bridge Building 2016

Post by retired1 » September 4th, 2015, 2:54 pm

Just got the rules. It is going to take some thought as well as a few broken bridges to get a good bridge.

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Re: Bridge Building 2016

Post by 0ddrenaline » September 4th, 2015, 7:25 pm

I already have so many ideas. I'll have to do a ton of experimenting for this year. I expect to see many unique designs from others.

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Re: Bridge Building 2016

Post by laidlawe18 » September 6th, 2015, 12:53 pm

My rules have yet to arrive. Would anyone be so kind to outline what has changed for this year? There are have been rumors of elevation requirements or sand on the test surface, but I'm dying to know what they ended up actually doing.

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Re: Bridge Building 2016

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Re: Bridge Building 2016

Post by retired1 » September 6th, 2015, 1:51 pm

Right side is elevated 5 cm and the left side has a max height of 2 cm at the side of the clear span area.

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Re: Bridge Building 2016

Post by laidlawe18 » September 6th, 2015, 2:31 pm

I attached a rough diagram of what I understood that as. Is there a clearance zone like there was in 2009 and 2010? Is there a maximum height or any other building restrictions?

Thanks for the information!
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Re: Bridge Building 2016

Post by bernard » September 6th, 2015, 2:40 pm

retired1 wrote:Right side is elevated 5 cm and the left side has a max height of 2 cm at the side of the clear span area.
It is no higher than 2 cm in the Bearing Zone, which is different from the Clear Span Area.
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Re: Bridge Building 2016

Post by laidlawe18 » September 7th, 2015, 7:11 am

How low can your bridge go? My assumption would be no lower than the lower supporting block. Also what is the max height?

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Re: Bridge Building 2016

Post by bearasmith » September 7th, 2015, 7:46 am

There is no max or min width of the bridge, and I don't think there is any max height.
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Re: Bridge Building 2016

Post by bernard » September 7th, 2015, 11:49 am

laidlawe18 wrote:How low can your bridge go? My assumption would be no lower than the lower supporting block. Also what is the max height?
3.c.: No lower than the top of the Test Base. (Also there is only one Test Support, so there isn't a lower one.)
3.d.: No contact with a non-horizontal side of the Test Support.
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