This one is from sometime in 1994 or 1995. This is my award winning spaghetti bridge. I don’t remember who was on my team, perhaps @jordanmark88, I don’t recall. But I remember that before starting our bridges, we learned about strong shapes like triangles and how suspension bridges work. So that’s what I designed. We had a bridge deck, suspension styling, and lots of triangles. Also, you can see that even 15 years ago, dictionaries and thesauruses (thesauri?) were mostly useful only as a way to prop up construction projects.
Anyway, we won the competition, even though our bridge didn’t hold the most weight. There were a few stipulations that governed the competition. The bridge had to be a certain length, points were given for the weight of the bridge itself, and aesthetics were a consideration. Our bridge was the only bridge long enough to span the gap. Stunning. Our bridge was the lightest but still held the second most weight. TRIANGLES!!! And, clearly, our bridge was the prettiest. You know when you put a fistful of spaghetti in a pot of boiling water and it all gets stuck together? That’s what the other kids built. Giant, forearm-sized glue sculptures. Terrible.
Do kids still get to do this?