All the results are in from testing the trust bridges built by sixth-grade students in Dan Halland’s class. It would definitely seem there are some future engineers over at Highland Elementary School.
Mr. Halland said that the previous record for weight was about 150 lbs held by two previous bridges. The pair of Georgia Sanders and Jameson Alzalde blew past that mark Monday afternoon when their bridge finally collapsed with 177 lbs of weight.
The new record didn’t last long however as on Tuesday the bridge constructed by Naomi Olson and Madison Halland eclipsed the 200 lb mark collapsing with 205 lbs of weight.
Mr. Halland’s Class Truss Bridge Competition
|Modified Brown Truss||171.9 g||34.8 lbs||Malakai Hansen
|Modified Bailey Truss||154.3 g||99.7 lbs||Mariah Overgaard
|Brown Truss||187.2 g||118.5 lbs||Carley Knutson
|Warren/K Truss||180.4 g||123.5 lbs||Kaylie Clausen
|Brown Truss||173.9 g||71.0 lbs||Jaelyn Johnson
|Warren/Whipple Truss||175.9 g||177.0 lbs||Georgia Sanders
|Allen/Brown Truss||170.9 g||52.6 lbs||Matthew Contreras
|Allen Truss||160.9 g||114.4 lbs||Maya Aguilar
|Through Truss||119.1 g||134.4 lbs||Kendra Overgaard
|Brown Truss||170.5 g||205.0 lbs||Naomi Olson
|Howe Truss||184.9 g||147.2 lbs||Michael Bochow
|Brown Truss||161.1 g||117.0 lbs||Tessa Weber
|Warren/Brown Truss||160.5 g||76.8 lbs||Bradyn Pederson
|Bailey Truss||172.1 g||67.0 lbs||Addie Fee
|Modified Bailey/Bowstring||156.0 g||57.6 lbs||Chase Larson
Students in Mrs. Scholler’s class will test their bridges Wednesday and Mrs. Stegman’s class will test their bridges on Friday.