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Toothpick Bridge Tester

SKU: W30003
A Pitsco Exclusive
$27.95 (USD)
Availability: In Stock


Here’s an easy, economical way to find out how strong a toothpick bridge is. Attach the Pitsco Toothpick Bridge Tester to your finished bridge. Gradually fill the tester with weights until your bridge beats the competition or collapses. Weigh the tester to determine the load capacity (or breaking point) of your bridge. Includes mounting hardware. Requires sand or weights, not included.

In need of fun activities for elementary-aged students? Check out our Toothpick Bridges Elementary STEM Activity Guide, available for print and free digital download.


Type: Tools and Equipment/Launching and Testing Grades: 3-12


What You'll Get

  • Toothpick Bridge Tester bucket
  • Test block
  • Eyebolt
  • Hex nut
  • Washer
  • Nylon cord
  • Measuring stick

Learning Values

  • Data collection and analysis
  • Equilibrium
  • Forces
  • Construction techniques
  • Design processes
  • Historical perspectives
  • Modeling
  • Destructive testing
  • Technological design
  • Civil engineering
  • Design aesthetics
  • Geometric shapes
  • Cooperative problem solving
  • Budgeting and accounting
  • Measuring lengths


  • Tools and Materials Required: Sand