2012 Contest Report

2012 SWMO Regional Model Bridge Contest

The 2012 SWMO regional model bridge contest took place on March 22 at Missouri Southern State University in Joplin, MO.

Statistics from the Event.

    • 127 contestants, includes the High School and Challenge divisions
    • 75 Highschool entries, includes 19 disqualified bridges
    • 43 Challenge entries, includes 9 disqualified bridges

The maximum weight supported by a qualified bridge was 88.2 lbs and was constructed by Allison Knewston, a Junior at Joplin High School.  The sponsor for Ms. Knewston was Deonna Anderson. 

2012 First Place Bridge (High School Division)

First Place Bridge


Panorama of the 2012 contest setup.

The setting up of the various stations begins...


Testing has begun...

The testing has begun...


 First place bridge undergoing testing.

 Second place bridge undergoing testing.