Saturday, 23 February 2008

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You can also check 2008 Annual Bridge Building Contest results.

When 10:30 a.m. to 05:00 p.m.
Where Scarborough Civic Centre
150 Borough Drive, Toronto, ON M1P 4N7
North-West of McCowan Rd and Ellesmere Rd.
Public Transit: subway to Kennedy, then L.R.T. to Scarborough Town Centre
Driving: From Hwy401, take the McCowan South exit.
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Organizer Jason Ettorre, 416-569-9925
Registration Tom Fernandes, P.Eng.

905-839-6746 Ext 4325 (emergency contact only)
Cost $6 entry fee per team

We will once again proudly hold our Bridge Building Competition for Scarborough students in grades 3-6 and grades 7-8 Here, students build bridges out of Popsicle sticks, and we get to break them! This is no small task as some of them are very strong. Last year, three bridges were in the 1600N area; which means they could hold three times my weight!

Over the years that this competition has run, The quality of the best bridges and their strength/weight ratio has consistently improved. The students are learning and getting better. One thing still puzzles me though; how do the junior grades produce bridges that consistently do better than the seniors? Visit our website and look at the results we have measured over the years.


Prizes for first, second, and third place bridges will be awarded in the following categories: Performance (bridge capacity divided by bridge weight); Judges' Score

Performance Judges' Score
1st $75 per team member
(max. of 3 team members)
$75 per team memberYou can also check 2008 Annual Bridge Building Contest results.
(max. of 3 team members)
2nd $50 per team member
(max. of 3 team members)
$50 per team member
(max. of 3 team members)
3rd $25 per team member
(max. of 3 team members)
$25 per team member
(max. of 3 team members)


To register, please fill in a registration form and email it to: 
The registration form, contest rules and other forms required for joining this event are available from the menu on the top right of this page. Please read the rules carefully.

The last date for registrations is 13 February 2008. If we have space, we will accept registrations after this date. Please note that documents in production cannot be changed to include last minute entries.

There is a limit to the number of teams based on the room capacity of 350 people. Registration is on a first come, first served basis. Initially, entries will be limited to six teams per school, plus individually entered teams not associated with a school registration. If space permits, additional school teams will be selected from the waiting list.

Previous year's competitions reached their capacity limit and so some teams were disappointed.
Therefore, register all your teams early!

You can join us by volunteering for an exciting day of networking, learning, engineering, and bridge building fun. Volunteers are needed to handle over 350 students, teachers, and parents on the event day, including registration, computer entry, judging, ushering, bridge testing, and more. Hundreds of students, teachers, and parents and engineers will come to have fun and learn a little about engineering.

Reviews are preferred from participants.