2018 Bridge Building Contest

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Friday, March 9, 2018

The Engineers PEI 23rd Annual Bridge Building and Artwork Contest took place on Friday, March 16th at the Charlottetown Mall.

There were 173 bridges submitted.  Of those bridges, 129 passed the pre-test.  The overall winner was Tanton Wooldridge, Grade 8 student, whose bridge held a total of 190 pounds!  Below are the winners for each category.  For detailed results of the entire competition, click on the PDF below.

 

Winners:

To calculate the winners, each bridge is evaluated according to the following system:  A.  Strength Factor 80%, B.  Quality of Construction and Application of Engineering Principles (20%).

 

Grade 4 - 6 Division

1st Place:  Christian MacPherson (71 pounds held, bridge quality factor of 12)

2nd Place:  Nora Cunniffe (60 pounds held, bridge quality factor of 10)

3rd Place:  Jason Chen and Harry Kouwenberg (67 pounds held, bridge quality factor of 8)

 

Grade 7 - 9 Division

1st Place:  Tanton Wooldridge (190 pounds held, bridge quality factor of 18)

2nd Place:  Justin Thompson (57 pounds held, bridge quality factor of 18)

3rd Place:  Ava Murphy and Sophia Li (94 pounds held, bridge quality factor of 9)

 

Grade 10 - 12 Division

1st Place:  Sean Gonzales (38 pounds held, bridge quality factor of 14)

2nd Place:  Sam Gard (40 pounds held, bridge quality factor of 12)

3rd Place:  Sammy Docherty (40 pounds held, bridge quality factor of 9)

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