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Popsicle Stick Bridge Building

UPDATE: Our Bridge won 1st prize in the adult category!

My family had fun last week building two popsicle stick bridges. The top one was designed and built by our five and a half year old. The bottom one was co-designed and built by Robyn and myself. 100 sticks, white glue, 500mm span.


Completed Bridges

Testing was scheduled at the Science Exhibition at Selkirk College on Saturday, but the loading machine broke attempting to test my bridge to failure. (Just kidding, it was already broken). There were heaps of submissions in all age categories, I’m sure the local West Kootenays APEGBC chapter will get round to testing these in the coming weeks.

I also had the opportunity to judge at the West Kootenay Science Fair. Several of the projects were truly outstanding.

Mike Thomas

Mike Thomas P.Eng. ENV SP, is the author of UrbanWorkbench.com and Director of Engineering at the City of Revelstoke in the Interior of British Columbia, Canada. If I post something here that you find helpful as you navigate the world of engineering, planning and building communities, that’s wonderful. But when push comes to shove: This is my personal blog. The views expressed on these pages are mine alone and not those of my employer.

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