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A Jesuit College Preparatory Experience

Loyola Bridge Building Competition

On Tuesday, January 17, Loyola Academy physics students put their classroom knowledge to the test in the annual bridge building competition.
The efficiency of a bridge is determined by a ratio of the mass it holds to the mass of the bridge itself. Students are challenged to design a bridge that is as strong as it is light in order to achieve the highest efficiency.

The following top four students are invited to compete at the regional championships at the Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago:

Devin de Hueck '17
  • Effiency=1,466.89
  • Mass of bridge=10.6g
  • Mass held=15,550g

Brendan Knapp '19
  • Effiency=1,269.17
  • Mass of bridge=27.72g
  • Mass held=31,181g

Danny McGowan '19
  • Effiency=1,266.73
  • Mass of bridge=25.33g
  • Mass held=32,090g

Thomas Lindstrom '19
  • Effiency=1,261.63
  • Mass of bridge=23.28g
  • Mass held=29,378g

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