Saturday, January 26, 2008
Bridge Contest 08
I won first place in the 9th annual bridge contest today at Cal High.
The bridge was .35 oz and held 25.5 lbs. The contest was based on strength-to-weight, not sheer strength, so they divided the weight the bridges could hold by the weight of the bridge. so mine was 25.5 / .35 = 72.857. (The strongest bridge held about 54 lbs.)
I now have a plaque, certificate, and a drafting desk, chair, and light.
I was really surprised to have won the contest, as Timothy's was only 3rd his year, with 30-some lbs. The contest used to be based only on the weight the bridges could hold, and I knew that mine couldn't hold very much since it was so light.