A spaghetti bridge is a model of the bridge made with spaghetti and glue. These bridges are generally built either in a pedagogical framework or in the context of competitions for college students, high school students or young students.
Most of the time, the specifications require the construction of a bridge in a given period of time that can support the largest possible load with a limited amount of material. In competitions, the team having built the bridge supporting the highest mass is designated winner 1 . Competitions exist all over the world, usually organized by schools or universities.
An annual competition has been held since 1983 at Okanagan College in British Columbia . The competition is open to students from all over the world. The record of the competition was established in 2009 by Norbert Pozsonyi and Aliz Totivan of the Szechenyi Istvan University of Gyor in Hungary . Their bridge – which weighed 982 grams and held a load of 384 kg – enabled them to pocket the sum of 1,500 US dollars 2 , 3 .
Other competitions exist around the world, in the United States, South America, Australia or in Europe 4 , 5 .
- ( In ) This article is partially or entirely from the Wikipedia article in English entitled ” Spaghetti bridge ” ( see the list of authors ) .
- ↑ Michael Karweit , ” Spaghetti Bridge ” [ archive] , What is Engineering? (syllabus race) , Baltimore, Johns Hopkins University , Whiting School of Engineering ,
- ↑ ” Spaghetti Bridge Contest History: Heavyweight ” [ archive of] , Spaghetti Bridge Contest , Kelowna, British Columbia, Okanagan College ,
- ↑ ” He built a spaghetti bridge capable of supporting more than 300 kg ” [ archive ]
- ↑ ” The contest of spaghetti bridges, Car Tec Inno, in pictures ” [ archive ] (accessed February 14, 2017 )
- ↑ ” ESITC Caen engineers build spaghetti bridges ” [ archive ] (accessed February 14, 2017 ) .