I am working on a suspension bridge with my sons and have encountered two problems.
- 8x6 plates for the roadway
- 1x8 bricks (with side-holes) underneath each side of the roadway to support the roadway, connect the plates, and link the Technic beams to the suspension rope.
- Technic beams of varying lengths (2- to 9-studs) which hang from the suspension rope.
- Twine, as the suspension rope, to connect the technic beams to the bases at either end of the bridge.
- 6-studs wide
- 69 studs long.
- The twine works, but is ugly and doesn't seem like proper Lego technique - is there a more appropriate (i.e., LEGO-approved) material?
- The Technic beams all lean as if pointing towards the center of a sphere; I added a second 1x2 brick (with hole in the side) which allowed me to pin the Technic beam in place but that seems bulky and is very inelegant. How do I construct a non-leaning, but more elegant solution?
- I suppose that it would also be helpful to know whether there is a ratio for tower-height-to length that is most appropriate.