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20th Annual Regional Bridge Building Championships March 14

The 20th Annual Regional Bridge Building Championships will be held March 14 at the WKU Center for Research & Development’s Commons Area.

The object of this contest is to see who can design, construct and test the most efficient bridge within certain given specifications. Model bridges are built with basswood and are intended to be simplified versions of real-world bridges. Bridges will be loaded until failure with the bridge with the highest structural efficiency declared the winner.

The competition will begin at approximately 9 a.m. for middle school teams and noon for high school teams. Bridge check-in will be open from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. March 13 and at 7:30 a.m. March 14.

The event is free and open to the public. The WKU Center for Research & Development is located at 2413 Nashville Road.

Contact: John Inman, (270) 745-3048.

 

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