Scouts-L Mail Archive for September of 1998: Re: Need Graphic of Friction Bridge
Re: Need Graphic of Friction Bridge
Wed, 23 Sep 1998 16:33:29 -0400
A "friction" bridge is a bridge where the only thing holding
the bridge together is friction -- no ropes, no nails, no
fasteners of any kind. This bridge has a cantilever at each
end holding it up. The cantilever is held in place by sticks
jammed under and over it which serve as chucks. It's hard to
explain but it's extremely simple in practice. The bridge is
an integral part of the in-troop junior leader training kit
program. Borrow a copy from a friend and you'll see it in use.
BTW, someone did finally come through with a graphic -- Joe
Macone. Thanks Joe. I was sure he wouldn't mind if I shared
it so I forwarded it to Doug Roach. He said he will put it
up on his site ASAP. The address is ...
.... but give him a day or two.
Donald R Izard wrote:
> I was really waiting for some one to post a
> friction bridge graphic or even a discription.
> Just what is it?
> Scouter Don
Michael Kauffmann mailto:email@example.com
Merit Badge Research Center http://www.meritbadge.com/
I used to be a Bobwhite... And a good 'ol Staffer, too...
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