ABC Balsa Wood Bridge Project

Bridge Designer Software

After an introduction to bridges, families explored the ways different types of bridges support the loads of vehicles and cargo using a  free software called Bridge Designer. This software is available for free from

This software was used to develop ideas to be used for the balsa wood bridge project.


Balsa Wood Bridge – Preliminary Construction

After a brief introduction to the balsa wood bridge construction project, participants built their designs and tested them for strength and durability. Rules for this competition can be downloaded HERE.