Past Mech Tech Projects

The Rolling Bridge, 2020

The Rolling Bridge

The Rockin' Rollers

Kirollos Khalil, Scott Lapinski, Lakisha Duncan, Patrick Mann, Zahra Almatar

The Rolling Bridge is a moveable bridge that can be placed over a body of water for pedestrians to cross when it is open (unrolled), at the same time allowing water crafts and boats to pass when it is closed (rolled). The bridge is operated automatically (with the sensors) when boats are approaching the bridge the horn will start an alert sound and the lamp will flash letting the pedestrians know that the bridge is closing. The same for when it is opening. The bridge can also be operated manually by the user using the buttons on the control panel.