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« September 24, 2009, 06:40:52 PM »

I love bridges.

Something about them. They're shweet.
I seriously think more bridge building contests should be about
architecture, not cost, even if that is a more real-life concern.

These are what I call "optimized", meaning that if any single member was thinner (that is, any less expensive), it would collapse.

The suspension bridge with exaggerated displacements enabled:

West Point Bridge Designer 2007 is free.
I don't think they're holding any more contests, but it's an awesome program, even if it's a tad out-dated looking.
You can get it here.

Feel free to post your own fancy bridges.
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« September 24, 2009, 06:47:11 PM »

Haha, thanks for sharing.
I'm kinda into bridges, this might be pretty fun to use. :D
« September 24, 2009, 07:23:27 PM »

i remember using this in tech ed last year :O

« September 25, 2009, 04:45:50 AM »

My friend made a cool one that when it collapsed, it made a Darth Vader looking face.

« September 25, 2009, 05:41:46 AM »

I used this in school last year. I tried to recreate Badspot's pontifex level one solution, but realized that this does not have a complex physics system. So I made a few modifications, and actually got the outrageously asymmetrical design to hold up.

I also tried to make the cheapest working design possible. I forgot how cheap I got it, though. It's on my flash drive somewhere.

« September 25, 2009, 10:37:14 AM »

"Are Bridges and Army Strong" Then Use a mac dumbass!

« September 25, 2009, 10:41:41 AM »

"Are Bridges and Army Strong" Then Use a mac dumbass!

Robo Noob

« September 25, 2009, 01:38:18 PM »

I made a bridge that was in the shape of a penis hanging down on the bottom (was on two highest hills) and teacher came by and looked at it for a second, then walked away, lol.

« September 25, 2009, 03:29:39 PM »

Oh lord! ITS MS PAINT! RUNNNNN!!!!!!!

« September 25, 2009, 03:37:24 PM »

i remember using this in tech ed last year :O

I used it also. It was fun.

Someone made their truck jump. :o

« September 25, 2009, 05:11:00 PM »

Oh lord! ITS MS PAINT! RUNNNNN!!!!!!!
You obviously don't like engineering.

« September 25, 2009, 05:15:05 PM »

The "Ten Million Dollar Bridge" Thanks

It lives up to its name, but makes up for the cost by not moving at all when the truck drives on it, and it's strong as hell. No accidents. :D

« September 25, 2009, 05:29:16 PM »

i want that bridge
Otis Da HousKat

« September 25, 2009, 05:57:04 PM »

I'm more interested in those pylons in the back.
They're shweet.

« September 25, 2009, 06:00:25 PM »

I prefer pontifix 2 but this is better for just screwing around.
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