1001 Uses For Dental Floss #6 – Floss in Engineering – The Troitsky Bridge Building Competition

Post#5- Building model bridges

Concordia Society of Civil Engineers

Concordia Society of Civil Engineers

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