Breaking Bridges

Wild Photo Archives Posted May 18th, 2023 Last updated May 18th, 2023

Students in Dr. Wayne Wagner’s ’16 physics class were tasked with constructing “spaghetti bridges” in order to better understand how structures resist specific forces. Junior Jack Kessels sets up his bridge across the gap as Mr. Travis Kieff ’17 gets ready to load the bridge with weights. In increasing increments, weights are added to test the structural integrity of the bridge until the weight is too much to bear. Snap!