Universidad
Politécnica de Madrid

Build a Bridge (Competition Over)

This competition consists of building a bridge on a reduced scale capable of spanning a space 1,5m long with a width of 0,3m (oriented dimensions). The construction materials are determined and provided by the organization.   There may be different categories depending on the materials, which could be round wooden stakes of 20-25 cm in length, 10-20 cm metallic rods, 30 cm cardboard tubes, etc. These elements must be joined together (glued, soldered, etc) in order to form a static structure capable of spanning the aforementioned space. The bridge must resist certain loads to be determined (for example, 100 kg distributed, or 30 kg at one point).  The winner will be the bridge that, while resisting these loads, is the lightest in weight.

Main Coordinator: Francisco Javier Martín Carrasco

ETSI CAMINOS, CANALES Y PUERTOS

www.caminos.upm.es/Construyeunpuente2010