2019 Popsicle Stick Bridge Competition

The Professional Engineers of Ontario Lake Ontario Chapter and the Ontario Association of Certified Engineering Technicians and Technologists Durham Chapter would like to invite you to participate in our 14th Annual Popsicle stick bridge building contest.Our contest will be held March 30, 2019 at Durham College / University of Ontario Institute of Technology in Oshawa. The contest is scheduled to start at 11:00 a.m. and will go until all bridges are tested.

This contest is open to all students from grades 4 - 8. There is a Junior categry (Grade 4 - 6) and an Intermediate category (Grades 7-8). Teams may consist of anywhere from 1 to 4 students.

Bridges must be built before the competition to allow time for the glue to dry.  The rules for 2019 are currently being finalized and will  be posted here when they are complete. A full copy of the rules / specifications will be available at the bottom of this page.  Note there is now a bridge weight of 450g to be considered competitive for the competition.

Prizes will be awarded to the strongest bridge in each category. As well additional prizes will be awarded at the discretion of the judging staff.

There is an entrance fee of $5 per bridge to be tested, payable at the competition.

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Event Information

  • Date: Saturday March 30, 2019
  • Time: 11:00am
  • Location: UOIT Old Gym - The Gym can be accessed through the Campus Recreation and Wellness Centre (CRWC). 

For more information:

  • Web Site: www.DurhamPopsicleBridge.ca
  • Contact: Derek Van Ee 416-659-2222 or dvanee@gmail.com.

Sponsored By:

  • National Engineering Month (NEM)
  • Professional Engineers of Ontario (PEO) Lake Ontario Chapter
  • Ontario Association of Certified Engineering Technicians and Technologists (OACETT) Durham Chapter
  • Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science, University of Ontario Institute of Technology