High school students from Long Island submit their bridges to the ultimate pressure test, and compete to take part in a national contest!
Friday, December 9, 2016, at 1:00 a.m.
Friday, March 3, 2017, at 5:00 p.m.
Saturday, March 25, 2017, at 9:00 a.m.
Saturday, March 25, 2017, at 3:00 p.m.
Teacher Informational Workshop:
Thursday, January 12, 2017, at 5:30 p.m.
Thursday, March 16, 2017, at 3:00 p.m.
Friday, March 17, 2017, at 3:00 p.m.
For more information about this program, contact:
Brookhaven National Laboratory
Bldg.400C – P.O. Box 5000
Upton, NY 11973-5000
The construction and testing of model bridges promotes the study and application of principles of physics and engineering and it also helps students develop "hands on" skills. Through participating, students get a flavor of what it is to be an engineer, designing structures to a set of specs and then seeing them perform their function.
See a complete listing of the 2016 Bridge Building Contest Standings
High School Students/teachers interested in Mathematics, Physics, Research, and Engineering.
There will be prizes for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place as well as an aesthetic award for bridge design.
1st and 2nd place bridges will be mailed to the International Bridge Contest by the Brookhaven Science Associates LLC to participate in the competition held in a new location every year.
High school students from Suffolk and Nassau counties, Long Island, NY.
Download the 2017 Bridge Contest rules and Specifications (pdf). Updated 12/02/2016.
Watch a short video about the Bridge Contest bridge qualifications
Watch a short video about How a Model Bridge is tested.
NEW THIS YEAR: In addition to the contest, we offer an informational workshop for teachers on January 12th, 2017 at 5:30pm. This workshop will include a review of the specifications, tips and tricks for better bridge building, and a question and answer session with the BNL engineers that judge the contest. If you are interested in attending this workshop, please send a request to Michele Darienzo (email@example.com) by January 6,2017 to participate.
P.O. Box 5000
Upton, NY 11973-5000