Watch the bridges fall down March 7 at Penn State York

March 04, 2015

The annual Pennsylvania Society of Professional Engineers Bridge Building Competition is set for Saturday, March 7 at Penn State York in the Conference Center of the Main Classroom Building. Watch the breaking of the bridges beginning at 2 p.m. The bridges are built ahead of time and brought to the competition. Bridge registration is from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. with the competition starting at 2 p.m. Spectators are invited to attend and watch as the bridges are destroyed.

The event, sponsored by the Lincoln Chapter of the Pennsylvania Society for Professional Engineers, offers high school students a chance to construct a bridge and then test it to see how strong it is. Trophies and cash prizes are awarded to the top three winners and each participant receives a T-shirt.

For additional details on this event or to pick-up a bridge kit, contact Tim Koppenhaver at 717-852-1265 or This program is free and open to the public. Visit and click on events for more information.

Last Updated March 05, 2015