CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO (KFVS) - The Missouri Department of Transportation will test bridges entered into their 9th Annual Bridge Building Competition on Thursday, November 15 at Cape West 14 Cine, located at 247 Siemers Drive.
Doors will open at 8 a.m., with the competition beginning at 9 a.m. and concluding at approximately 2 p.m.
The competition challenges high school juniors and seniors to design and build the most efficient model bridge using limited materials-15 pieces of balsa wood, thread and glue.
"We are very pleased to have over 40 area schools participating in this year's competition," said Senior Highway Designer Anita Clark. "In addition to giving students a great opportunity to learn about engineering, participating schools can also win prizes."