(Cape Girardeau) After weeks of work building the most efficient model bridges, southeast Missouri high school students put their bridges to the test Thursday at the Missouri Department of Transportation’s 19th Annual Bridge Building Competition held in Cape Girardeau.
The competition challenged high school juniors and seniors to design and construct the most efficient model bridge using limited materials like balsa wood, thread and glue. Oak Ridge, Chaffee and Ste. Genevieve high schools received first, second and third place for best overall performance.
These schools received cash prizes.
Also, Nolan Beussink of Leopold High School won the Computer-Based Electronic Bridge Award.