Bridge Building

Grades 7 to 9 Bridge Building Competition

All Junior High School Science Classes (Grades 7 - 9) throughout Newfoundland and Labrador are invited to participate in the Annual Model Bridge Competition sponsored by PEGNL. The objective is to design and construct the strongest model bridge, in accordance with competition rules, using only popsicle sticks and white glue. Each bridge will be judged by a panel of practicing civil engineers for quality of construction and application of engineering principles and then each bridge will be tested to destruction. Students can participate individually or in teams - the maximum being 3 students per team.

For further information, please call 753.7714; or email

Bridge Making Tips

Click here for tips on how to build your bridge.

Bridge Day Presentation

Click on link to view a video.

Frequently Asked Questions (F.A.Q.'s)

1. Can tongue depressors, stir sticks, etc. be used to build the bridge?
No, popsicle sticks only.

2. Can I use wood glue, glue sticks, etc?
No, only white school glue.

3. Can I cut the popsicle sticks?

4. Can I paint my bridge?