2006 BRIDGE BUILDING CONTEST
For the 15th year, the Learning Centre and the Faculty of Science & General Studies held their annual Bridge Building Contest. Participating student teams built bridges solely out of pasta and carpenter's glue. The resulting structures are first appraised for their craftsmanship and aesthetic qualities, and then are subjected to ever-increasing weight loads to see which one is strongest. Apart from the aesthetics prize, there were 4 load-bearing prizes for the greatest efficiency ratio, i.e. the weight of the bridge relative to the total weight it was able to bear before breaking.
Students add more weight to their bridge.
How much can it hold before it breaks?
Congratulations to this year's winners:
and Aesthetics Category
Many students participated, and even more students attended the event to cheer the participants on.
A great crowd, a lot of laughs and falling bridges made for a wonderful time.
Thank you to everyone who participated and to everyone who helped make the event a success, especially judge and MC Don Hetherington, and judges Mike Cowan and Donna Tolmatch.
We invite you now to view some photos below that were taken at the competition.
Below are close-ups of some of the amazing entries