Building Bridges, Breaking Records

Building Bridges, Breaking Records photo
R.C. Murphy Junior High School’s eighth-grade technology class taught by Derek Angermaier has been exploring the topic of structural engineering by designing and building bridge structures. 

The bridges were designed using all available resources and enhanced with Bridge Designer software simulations.

Tested to support a remarkable 104.4 pounds, a bridge designed and constructed by Justin Santana set a new record for the school and was determined to have the highest structural efficiency in his class. Structural efficiency is the relationship between the weight of the structure and the weight supported. The previous record was 78.2 pounds.