2017 Spaghetti Bridge Competition Winners!
To begin, thank you very much to all of the schools and students who participated in this year’s Transport and Main Roads’ Spaghetti Bridge Competition.
Before we announce the winners, we would like to take this opportunity to thank our major sponsor, the Queensland Government Department of Transport and Main Roads. Without their generosity and support, the competition would not have been possible. We also thank the engineers who kindly gave up their time to speak with some of the schools on our testing day.
Thank you also to Allan Beasley from TAFE Queensland and Shelley Christie from James Cook University College of Science and Engineering for hosting the two main testing days, in Brisbane and Townsville respectively. Thank you also to St Eugene College for hosting the Brisbane North test day.
Thirty-two schools from across Queensland nominated over 85 teams for this year’s event. Unfortunately a number of teams withdrew before the testing days for various reasons, leaving 60 teams with a completed bridge. After rigorous testing, we are very pleased to announce the winner!
For the second year in a row, The Sleigher from St Edmund’s College with a massive 197.4 kg ran away with the first prize of $2000. Second place of $1000 goes to a first time team, and it was two Year 7 boys from Cannon Hill Anglican College – “the Year 7 Duo”, with a bridge that held 52 kg! An amazing result.
The winning team from the North Queensland testing day was “AJL” from Townsville State High School. Their bridge held 10.3 kg, which was enough for 5th place overall. “AJL” will receive a prize of $500.
We will be in touch with the winning teams in due course to make arrangements to present their prizes. Photos and videos will be uploaded and shared to your school shortly after that.
We know that the teams all had a great time and we look forward to bigger and better in 2018.