Engineer’s Week: Bridge Building Competition Winner

EngineersWeekLogo2014-mediumWe had a fantastic day at the Science Gallery with over 50 people taking part in our  competition. We had a great talk from Anthony McGuinness about Dublin City Council‘s Bridges of Dublin project. Next up was Robert Dowdall and Colin Keogh from IMechE explaining the engineering concepts behind bridge design. Their talk certainly made an impact . We had all sorts of different shapes  , sizes and designs of bridges. Check out our gallery for photos from the event. -> photos

Design Winner

This team of beavers and cubs from Donabate scout group won the Best Design Prize.
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Weight Winner

This winning team created a bridge that held 41kg with no sign of breaking. The team took the bridge home with a plan to see what the maximum weight it could take.
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The second place bridge held a weight of 40kg. The third place bridge Frack’n’bridge held a weight of 28kg.

 

This event was only made possible with the time given by our volunteers and support from the following organisation TOG, Science Gallery, Engineers IrelandInstitution of Mechanical Engineers, Young Engineers Society and Dublin City Council.