Post#5- Building model bridges
Every year since the 1980s, engineering students across Canada, and lately even from the U.S. take part in a bridge-building competition, constructing a model bridge using only toothpicks, Popsicle® sticks, dental floss and white glue. The bridges are then subjected to the CRUSHER which applies a force to test each bridge’s strength. The 2010 winning bridge supported an astounding 2733 kilograms before breaking.
Annual bridge-building challenge by Concordia University Civil Engineering Students