Hawker Wins the CIT Advanced Bridge Challenge

Congratulations to the Hawker College Industrial Design team who participated in the inaugural CIT Advanced Bridge Challenge. After a term of designing and testing their arch cross cable-stay suspension bridge, the team felt confident as they presented Franken-Bridge to the judges.

The arch cross cable-stay construction weighed in at 450 grams (the lightest in the competition).  The first 40 Kgs were loaded (the qualifying weight), and more weights were added in intervals.  The bridge remained stable up to 145 Kgs at which time they won the challenge in spectacular and catastrophic fashion, as the Franken Bridge was snapped in two and the weights were sprawled over the floor!

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