Things to Think About...
Key to the toothpick bridge is the distance you need to span. If you are building a toothpick bridge for a competition, be sure you build it to the specifications of the competition. Typically, a bridge will need to be supported by 1/3 of its distance. In the picture to the left, we have six sections. At each end is a support base that is the size of one section. The remaining 4 sections are the actual toothpick bridge span. Therefore, be sure your toothpick bridge supports the right amount of span to be considered for your competition.
Toothpicks are important. The better the toothpick, the stronger the bridge. Be sure to remove any toothpicks that do not pass a simple test. Roll the toothpick between your thumb and forefingers applying pressure. If it breaks or bends easily, separate it from your building stack.
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