Bridge Building Workshop

Learn bridge engineering in classrooms

This workshop contains hands-on practical work to understand concepts in bridge engineering. It's one of our most popular workshops and covers various bridges, such as arch, beam, cantilever, suspension, and truss bridges. Students will also learn how load transfers occur in bridges and how to design a stable bridge.

Format

We can deliver sessions in parallel.
1 instructor can deliver the following in a full day:
Primary: 3 sessions x 1.5hrs
(30 students per session)
Secondary: 5 sessions x 1hr
(20 students per session)
Contact us for larger events.

Age Group

Year 1 - Year 13
KS1, KS2, KS3, KS4, KS5

Paper Bridges

We will start the day with a demonstration to paper bridges. Students will learn how to design a strong paper bridge.

Corrugated-paper-bridge

Bridge Models

Students will be challenged to design a bridge using modelling parts to meets a given specification. They will have to produce calculations and use problem solving skills to complete the task.

KNEX-bridge-model

Truss Bridges

Students will learn how adding trusses to bridges can make them stronger with our models.

KNEX-Truss-bridge-model

Typical Workshop Day*

* The activities may vary depending on the length of the workshops and the age and ability of the students.



Testimonials

"My favourite workshop. The speaker was very enthusiastic and was able to answer loads of questions."
"It was fun and engaging. I like the problem solving aspect of this."

Seaford College Students