Bridge builders carry the weight

The 14th Annual Bridge Building Competition took place Saturday, April 14, at Porter Creek Secondary School Notable results: Highest strength score…

The 14th Annual Bridge Building Competition took place Saturday, April 14, at Porter Creek Secondary School

Notable results:

Highest strength score of the competition was an open-class bridge by Erwin and Lisa Bachli.

It had a strength score of 5185.92, held 57.10 kilograms and only weighed 109.3 grams.

The Grade 4-5 winner was from Jack Hulland School.

The bridge built by Kianis Donovan and Jessica Harrison with a strength score of 870.5, held 15.90 kilograms and weighed 141.1 grams

The Grade 6-7 winner was from Whitehorse Elementary. This bridge, built by Adrienne Hynes and David Lister, had a strength score of 1054.76. It held 13.90 kilograms and the bridge weighed 120.4 grams.

The Grade 8-12 winner was from Porter Creek Secondary. The bridge built by Alexander Chisholme had a strength score of 2156.95, held 39 kilograms and weighed 147.3 grams.

The best-looking bridge award went to Jedine Medcalfe and Hannah Larnder from Ross River School.

The best narrative writers and best family bridge went to Michael, Mark, Marty and Christopher Ritchie from Haines Junction.

Both the best teacher bridge and lightest bridge was built by Nancy Colberg from Jack Hulland. Her bridge weighed only 97.5 grams and carried a load of 7.70 kilograms with a strength score of 585.28.

The strongest bridge overall was built by a team in the open class: William Sternbergh, Clayton Mervyn, Adam Sternbergh and Van Sternbergh.

It carried 127.8 kilograms but only had a strength score of 567.53 because the bridge weighed 497.7 grams.

All bridge scores will be posted at as soon as they are available.

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