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.