Bridge Building Contest Ends in Destruction!

Students in Professor Bill Finney’s class built bridges, and put them to the ultimate test.

The strength of each bridge was tested by adding scoops of sand to a bucket suspended from the center of each team’s bridge.The bridges were constructed out of balsa wood and carpenter’s wood glue and were limited to 100 grams in weight.

Collapsing under the weight of  51.15 kilograms (over 112 pounds) a winner was declared – team OmniShadow – who built a bridge which withstood 623 times its own weight!

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