17th Annual Popsicle Stick Bridge Building Contest
Time: Saturday, February 11, 2012 - 8:00am - 1:00pm
Event Type: Public Program
Location: Charles Simonyi Space Gallery
The Younger Member Forum of the American Society of Civil Engineers will put on a competition of bridges built using only Popsicle sticks and white glue. Each year teams of high school students from local schools build bridges that are strong, efficient, as well as aesthetically pleasing. The bridges will be judged and then tested to failure with a hydraulic press. Be sure to be in the room as each bridge snaps and broken Popsicle sticks fly everywhere. Bridge testing begins around 9:45 am and at 12:00 noon the winners will be announced and prizes will be awarded.
Before the Museum opens, please enter the Space Gallery from the west side. Museum admission is required for viewing the galleries. This program is included with Museum admission and is Free for members of the Museum of Flight.