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Published on Apr 21, 2012
Structures, such as bridges, are anything that can support it's own weight in addition to weight of other objects against gravity. There are two kinds of forces provided by weight: compression and tension. In order to increase the capacity of the bridge there are many ways in which most of them are non-economical. One way is to reduce its self weight which can be well achieved by using less weight materials like paper. Building with inherently weak materials like paper quickly leads to a close consideration of the structural elements and properties of materials. A bridge is designed only with the help of paper. Joints,columns,pavements everything is made using paper only. Everything is designed rolling paper tightly with fevicol. It is a perfect example of design of joints & compressive and tensile members and testing them to their ultimate limit.