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You Will Need
- Popsicle sticks
- Wood glue
- Flexible tubing
- Craft store (optional)
- Laundry clamps (optional)
Raid your family's junk drawers for enough popsicle sticks, glue, and other materials to build your bridge.
Build main span
Build the main support spans by layering popsicle sticks halfway over each other and gluing them together until you reach the proper thickness.
Create superstructure and road deck
Line additional popsicle sticks perpendicular to the main span to create the road deck, then angle sticks vertically to build the superstructure.
Use toothpicks for railings or cut the points off the toothpicks and glue several of them together in a square to make tiles for sidewalks and side panels.
Piece together cables
Use flexible tubing or straws and string to piece together the cables if you are building a suspension bridge.
Test your bridge with a heavy book placed on the road bed and then set it up over a creek or other body of water to transport toy cars or even a pet hamster.