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Students at Lincoln-Way North High School in Frankfort participate in Bridge Building Contest

Lincoln-Way North student Mitchell Wasso concentrates on loading his bridge while teacher Dan Moore logs the bridge’s weight for the 7th annual bridge building contest. North had over 150 bridges enter the contest, with 104 entries from the physics classes, 42 from engineering physics classes and 4 from teachers.
Lincoln-Way North student Mitchell Wasso concentrates on loading his bridge while teacher Dan Moore logs the bridge’s weight for the 7th annual bridge building contest. North had over 150 bridges enter the contest, with 104 entries from the physics classes, 42 from engineering physics classes and 4 from teachers.

FRANKFORT – Lincoln-Way North High School’s seventh annual Bridge Building Contest was a success.

First place went to Brandy Huppert. Her bridge had a mass of 19.91 grams (about the mass of 4 nickels) and held 45.2 kg (around 99 pounds). The winning bridge is determined by efficiency. The equation for efficiency is the mass held divided by the mass of the bridge. Brandy’s bridge achieved an efficiency of 2270.

Second place went to Allison Gerk; Shelbee Earnest earned third place and Michael Meade earned fourth place. Each bridge was tested by a science teacher for weight, mass and efficiency as the students are checked into the contest.

These students are entitled to represent Lincoln-Way North at the Regional Contest held at Illinois Institute of Technology on Jan. 27.

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