Every year students at Springville High compete in an event unlike any other. Not a competition of strength or speed, but of patience, mind, and preparation—the annual Bridge Building contest. This year senior Katarina Waugh won the competition with her bridge holding 2155 lbs.
The Bridge Building contest has been going on for over 25 years. Students enter bridges they’ve made and see how much weight they can take. This gives students the chance to take what they’ve learned in their science classes and apply that knowledge to a real life situation.
This contest is not any normal contest; it changes every year, challenging it’s contestants with new trials. This means that there is no world record and anyone’s bridge has a chance. Last year Christina Metler won with a total weight of 1866 lbs It seems that SHS is getting better at engineering each year.
|Katrina Waugh watching her bridge being tested||1.14 MB|
|Students watch for their scores to be put up on the projector||68.83 KB|
|While new scores are being put up more bridges meet their breaking point||71.24 KB|