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Model Bridge Contest to be Held at Brookhaven Lab, March 10
A great photo opportunity is available with the testing of model bridges
designed and built by Suffolk County high school students for the 2001
Brookhaven National Laboratory Model Bridge Contest. Media representatives are
invited to attend. Well over 200 students, parents and teachers will be present
and available for interviews. The event is closed to the general public because
of space limitations.
Saturday, March 10, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Berkner Hall, Brookhaven National Laboratory. The Lab is located on
William Floyd Parkway (County Road 46), one-and-a-half miles north of Exit 68 of
the Long Island Expressway.
Over 300 high school students from 24 schools in Suffolk County have entered the
2001 Model Bridge Contest. (Attached is a list of participating schools.)
The students designed and constructed model bridges according to certain size
and weight specifications, with the goal being to build the lightest bridge that
supports the most weight. Materials were restricted to basswood and glue.
first- and second-prize winners will be eligible to enter the 2001 International
Bridge Building Contest, which will be held in Chicago, Illinois, in April.
The contrast between the delicate basswood bridges and the machinery used to test them provides excellent visuals. Students, parents and teachers will be present for the testing, and the media are invited to attend.