It is no higher than 2 cm in the Bearing Zone, which is different from the Clear Span Area.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.
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.)How low can your bridge go? My assumption would be no lower than the lower supporting block. Also what is the max height?
5.b.iv. involves direct placement of the Loading Block by team members, so it would be alright by that rule. But if the Loading Block slides far enough, the chain would rest on the edge of the 20.0 cm x 20.0 cm opening, which counts as failure by rule 5.b.viii.. As always, this isn't the place for official clarifications/FAQs; official FAQs open Oct. 1 and can be submitted through the national website.Will it count as a violation/disqualification if the loading block happens to slide down and away from the centerline somehow (not sure if this would actually happen, just speculating..)?
Be careful if you are making the side opposite of the 5cm test support elevated. The other side CANNOT be over 2cm within the bearing zone. I think that rule was specifically made so that teams could not, or would have a lot of trouble making one side of their bridge elevated.My advice is to NOT have the loading block at an angle (horizontal only). Our team will be pursuing designs that look like an elevated bridge (from several seasons ago) on the left end and a flat bridge like last season on the right end.
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