Polar Stick Bridge Competition

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Polar Stick Bridge Photos

Nick Oppedisuno received a plaque for winning Best Overall Bridge and Best Bridge by a First-Year Student

Julia Fediw won Best Bridge by a High School Student and received an honourable mention for Aesthetic Pleasing.

Jackie Chang and Meng Fu's Eggstatic Bridge design won Most Aesthetically Pleasing Bridge

All bridges were on display outside SEB 2202

Jackie Chan and Meng Fu pose beside their Eggstatic Bridge design

The Viking Bridge group needed some last minute touch-ups before the competition

Jan Shepherd McKee judged the bridges for Most Aesthetically Pleasing Bridge

All bridges were weighed...

...put to the test with 10 kg wieghts...

...once they cracked....

Civil Engineering Professor, Mike Bartlett, explained why the bridge broke where it did.

Wilbert Logan helped prepare the bridges for the load test

Julia Fediw, grade 11 Oakridge Secondary School student, watches as her bridge is put to the test....

...here it is after the testing....

...here is Julia's reaction!

Students enjoy seeing the bridges crack to hundreds of pieces.

Some even saved the remaining pieces.