Engineering students to craft rope suspension bridges across Whitemud Creek

Engineering students to craft rope suspension bridges across Whitemud Creek

Published on September 29, 2017

Intense annual competition organized by NAIT's Construction Engineering Technology program

EDMONTON – Teams of NAIT students and alumni are gearing up for the 44th annual bridge building competition Saturday.

Eight teams of 15 competitors each, with at least one woman per team, will construct rope suspension bridges across Whitemud Creek in Whitemud Park. Each competitor must cross the creek and return before the bridges are dismantled. In one crossing, the teams will simulate saving an injured colleague. The team that finishes in the shortest time wins the event.

Competitors include students from the Construction Engineering Technology, Civil Engineering Technology and Engineering Design and Drafting programs, and alumni working in industry.

This is a fast-paced, dramatic race and the competition is fierce. Each team will also donate 50 pounds of food to the Edmonton Food Bank.

Saturday, Sept. 30, 2015
9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Whitemud Park
(off Fox Drive by Fort Edmonton Park)
Edmonton, AB

About NAIT

The Northern Alberta Institute of Technology (NAIT) is a leading Canadian polytechnic, delivering education in science, technology and the environment; business; health and trades. With nearly 40,000 credit and non-credit students and a 95 per cent employer satisfaction rate, NAIT grads are essential to the provincial economy. NAIT also contributes to Alberta’s prosperity by helping business and industry become more competitive with Industry Solutions offered through its Productivity and Innovation Centre, including technology adoption, business and product innovation and industry-driven research. Recognized as one of Alberta’s top employers, NAIT provides outstanding returns on investment for its graduates, partners, the provincial government and the people of Alberta.

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