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Capilano Mall Atrium (Near Walmart)

935 Marine Drive

North Vancouver, BC V7P 1S3

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Get your Bridge Building Kit from “KidsBooks”: 3040 Edgemont Blvd, North Vancouver

Note: Deposit of $10 for the Kits that will be refunded at registration - Keep the receipt

Read the Rules (Abbreviated Contest Rules are below / Full Rules included in the Kit)

Build your bridge, bring a completed Bridge to the Event and have fun!

Note: All contestants are expected to arrive at the scheduled registration time with their completed bridge ready to be load tested. Prizes for each category will be awarded at the end of the day. Children under 13 must be accompanied by an adult.

(Optional) Attend a Free Training workshop Tuesday February 6th at 6:30pm at 101-788 Harbourside Dr., North Vancouver, V7P 3R7. Workshop presented by COWI North America (formerly Buckland & Taylor), the internationally recognized bridge engineering firm based on the North Shore

Register on-line for the Free Training Workshop here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/free-training-workshop-for-popsicle-bridge-building-tickets-41990508742

Abbreviated Contest Rules (Full Rules Provided with Bridge Building Kit)

  • The bridge must be built at Home or School PRIOR to final competition date.
  • Build the strongest bridge possible with popsicle sticks and white glue.
  • No materials other than the popsicle sticks, glue and construction paper deck may be used. The only acceptable materials are those that are supplied in the kits – no substitutes.
  • A maximum of 100 popsicle sticks may be used to construct the bridge.
  • The total weight of the bridge shall not exceed 310 gr.
  • A matchbox car (approximately 30 mm wide by 70 mm long by 25mm high) must be capable of being rolled across the bridge. The paper deck must be continuous from one end to the other.
  • The bridge must span a 500 mm gap, with maximum 25mm long bearing pads. Total length of assembled bridge is not to exceed 550 mm.
  • The bridges must be able to fit in the testing apparatus. The maximum height of the bridge is 380 mm. The minimum width of the bridge is 50 mm to fit the loading equipment and the maximum width is 150 mm. The uppermost portion of the bridge must be able to accommodate a 38 mm diameter loading strut aligned vertically at the centre of the bridge to extend from the deck loading plate to above the bridge superstructure. Loading strut must pass through any cross bracing and be able to fasten onto loading plate.

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