Load it with 2 pence pieces to show how strong it is. Build it yourself, with your family, at School, or with any group you like, and enter a photograph via your library, or email us. We will invite the those which look the strongest to a load testing final special event!
Full instructions are given below but are also available as a download or from your local library.
Hand in to your local library, or email entries to firstname.lastname@example.org by Saturday the 17th Oct.
Don’t forget to include your name, age and contact details.
Click to download your poster
0-4 years , 5-8 years, 9-12 years and Group Entry
- A4 size 80g printer paper x 4
- 1 metre regular sticky tape
- 2p coins
- books or boxes that, when stacked, are at least 5cm high
- A4 size printer paper x 1 to make river
- lay the single sheet of paper on a flat surface
- place your books/boxes on either side of the long edges of your river
- use your four pieces of paper and tape to make a bridge that reaches across the river. Remember: you must not tape or fasten your bridge to the river banks and it must not touch the water
- to test how strong your bridge is put a 2p piece on it and keep adding 2p’s until just before the bridge collapses – take a photo!
- don’t forget to tell us your information (see above), if your entry is for a group or an individual and how many 2p’s your bridge can hold
- check out your local bridges for inspiration – which shapes will you use?