FAQQuestion: In reading the rules, I got the impression that students cannot use the side of the upper support surface for support, but I did not see a definitive, "Students may not use the side of the upper support surface for support!"
Answer: If not explicitly disallowed then it's OK, subject to the preamble to the
rules (contest bridges are expected to model full-size bridges).
Question: A quick question regarding this year's rules. There is a stipulation that the bridge must be 80mm wide at the load plane. Can we interpret this to mean there are no width limitations at any other point throughout the height of the bridge?
Answer: "no wider (W) than 80. mm at the loading surface" is the only width constraint.
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