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For School Groups


Bridges are a natural laboratory of engineering: they test the strength of materials and the durability, connections, patterns of distributing loads, shifting loads and environments. Construct model bridges that help you identify the many challenges that bridges must master.

Meets Connecticut Science Standards

  • 8.4: In the design of structures there is a need to consider factors such as function, materials, safety, cost and appearance.

Meets Common Core Standards



Leonardo Bridge Sketch

Leonardo Bridge Sketch

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