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MoDOT to sponsor model bridge competition

SIKESTON, MO (KFVS) -

The Missouri Department of Transportation is sponsoring a model bridge competition for high school students in the Southeast district. 

The competition is designed to challenge the students to not only design the bridges, but to also construct the models using 15 pieces of balsa wood, thread and glue. 

Submitted bridges will be tested on Nov. 19 at Cape West 14 Cine in Cape Girardeau. 

The bridge that is the lightest while having the ability to carry the most weight will be declared the winner. Prizes will also be awarded for the most aesthetic bridge and electronic bridge competition winners. 

For more information about the bridge competition, please contact Senior Highway Designer Anita Clark at (573) 472-5292 or at Anita.Clark@modot.mo.gov, Senior Highway Designer Gretchen Hanks at (573) 472-5294 or at Gretchen.Hanks@modot.mo.gov, or MoDOT's Customer Service Center toll-free at 1-800 ASK MODOT (275-6636). 

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