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Name: anthony
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Date: Around 1993


Question:
What is the strongest geometric shape when it comes to bridges?



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Now you are getting into the kind of specificity that is necessary. Woods greatest strength is against compression along the growth axis. The way trees grow is the best evidence for this fact. So the strongest figure out of wood would be one which carries most of the load as compression and not bending of the members and is stable. Anything built out of triangles would be able to transfer a force in almost direction into forces along the sides without collapsing the figure. Some other kind of material might indicate a different kind of figure.

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