Eastern Chapter- 39th Annual Model Bridge Building Contest

  • 5 Mar 2022
  • 10:00 AM


The Eastern Chapter’s 39th Annual Model Bridge Building Contest will be held at 10:00 AM on Saturday, March 5, 2022. Students in grades 9 through 12 within the Eastern Chapter’s region are eligible to compete in the Model Bridge Contest.

The contest encourages students to get involved in a challenging and fun engineering project. The students each design and construct their own model bridge made entirely of basswood sticks and glue. The model bridges are then loaded to failure to determine the bridge’s structural efficiency (total mass supported divided by the mass of the bridge). The bridge with the highest structural efficiency wins. The first and second place contestants are eligible to win an expense assisted trip to compete at the 2022 International Bridge Building Contest in Pennsylvania.

Volunteers are always needed to assist students with testing of their bridges. If you are interested in helping with the contest, contact Mark Johnston at 816.945.5898 (mjohnston@hwlochner.com)

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