MoDOT to host 12th annual bridge building competition - KFVS12 News & Weather Cape Girardeau, Carbondale, Poplar Bluff

MoDOT to host 12th annual bridge building competition

CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO (KFVS) -

After weeks of work to build the most efficient model bridges, southeast Missouri high school students are gearing up to put their bridges to the test.

The Missouri Department of Transportation will test bridges entered into its 12th annual bridge building competition on Thursday, November 19 at Cape West 14 Cine.

Doors open at 8 a.m. with the competition beginning at 9 and ending at 2 p.m.

High school juniors and seniors are only given 15 pieces of balsa wood, thread, and glue to design and construct their bridges.

Prizes will be awarded to the top five bridge building winners, as well as for the most aesthetic bridge and the electronic bridge building contests.

Cash prizes will be given to the top three schools with the best overall performance.  

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