Bridge Builder - build a bridge which has to support a passing train and stay undamaged. Each bridge element is $100 and your budget is limited.

Download the original freeware version of the game


Test your design.

West Point Bridge Designer - The West Point Bridge Designer will introduce you to engineering through an authentic, hands-on design experience. This software provides you with the tools to model, test, and optimize a steel highway bridge, based on realistic specifications, constraints, and performance criteria. (The West Point Bridge Designer Version 4.1.1 is for IBM-compatible computers running Windows 95 or better. It requires 16 MB of RAM and 8 MB of hard disk space and is constantly being updated and debugged.)

Download the free West Point Bridge Designer


Test your design by driving a truck over the bridge.

( Courtesy of the United States Military Academy & ASME )

Designing and Building File-Folder Bridges: A Problem-Based Introduction to Engineering

The book provides students with an opportunity to learn how engineers use math, science, and technology to design real structures. It is intended primarily for high school students, but those in lower grades should be able to complete all but Learning Activity #3, which requires the application of geometry, algebra, and some basic trigonometry.

View and print this book.

( Courtesy of the United States Military Academy & ASME )

SodaConstructor - construct a model online. You can subject the model to different levels of friction, gravity and elasticity. How it Works.

Associated Sites:

Chronic Logic - makers of the official sequel to a freeware game (Bridge Builder) in which you design and test bridges.

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