BRIDGE BUILDING CONTEST 2004

The 13th Annual Bridge Building Contest was, as usual, a complete and unqualified success!

Alexandre Kharlamov, (left) a music student, set a new Vanier record! His tiny 160g bridge held a load of 32 kilograms for a ratio of 200 times it's own weight, winning first place and the prize for Bridge Holding The Greatest Load. In addition, Alexandre won the prize for Craftsmanship and Aesthetics. Coming in second place was Bobby Lumia, and third place went to the team of Ryan Deschamps, Erin Maywood and Luke Samuel Partington. View a video taken that day.


Thank you to everyone who helped out, especially judge and host Mike Cowan, as well as the other judges, Ali Alousi and Gabriel Bulgarea.


Winner's List

1st Place (with an all-time record load/mass ratio of 200)
Alexandre Kharlamov

2nd Place (with a load mass ratio of 89.04)
Bobby Lumia

3rd Place (with a load/mass ratio of 76.34)
Ryan Deschamps
Erin Maywood
Luke Samuel Partington

Bridge Holding the Greatest Hold (32 kg)
Alexandre Kharlamov

Craftsmanship and Aesthetics
Alexandre Kharlamov



The Learning Centre's Doug Miller taking control
of the big crowd gathered to watch the bridges fall.


Some of the competing bridges:


Adding the weights…


The winners!


1st Place winner Alexandre Kharlamov with Mike Cowan


3rd Place winners Ryan Deschamps, Luke Samuel Partington and Erin Maywood


Alexandre and his winning entry


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