Our task was to design a deployable bridge
Our goal was to have a bridge that was the size of a backpack, lightweight and could transport one to two individuals easily
We accomplished our goal through our new innovative design
This bridge displays two types of transformations. The first type of transformation is a rotational movement. This allows the bridge to fully expand to its 18-foot span. Realizing that this created huge gaps between each of the planks, the second type of transformation were developed, the slide. The sliding movement successfully closes the gaps and allows for people to safely cross the bridge.
The bridge is lightweight enough that it can be collapsed and carried in the form of a backpack. When one approaches a trench, one would simply expand the bridge, slide the secondary parts in, rotate the bridge over and cross, as shown above.
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Regnbåge to scale
Top & Side View
Created by Alex Karshis and Luis Luna
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