Build a bridge over it!greenspun.com : LUSENET : Junkyard Wars : One Thread
Each team has a fifty-foot span, and they've got to design a portable bridge to go over it. After it's built, it's moved into position, and weights are placed onto it- the one that can support the most weight wins.
If that's boring, make it a drawbridge-type device- one that can be placed into position on a span in any location...
-- Art guys (firstname.lastname@example.org), February 26, 2001
A portable bridge challenge has already been done, though the span was not 50'. The bridge had to carry the team members plus the transport vehicle over the gap.
-- Rick (email@example.com), February 27, 2001.