Twenty-eight teams took part in the popular Bridge-Building Competition on March 5, including this one from the University of New Brunswick.
All day, 120 engineering students worked on their popsicle-stick bridges, and then gloried in shouts of "Crush it! Crush it!" as one after another, their creations succumbed to steadily increasing pressure.
The University of New Brunswick ended a four-year winning streak by the École de Technologie Supérieure, who came second this year. UNB also set a new record for the amount of weight required to demolish their bridge, 2,031 km.; the record had been held by Lakehead University. Third, fourth and fifth places went to Vermont Technical College, Ryerson Polytechnical University, and another team from the École de Technologie Supérieure. Organizers Chris Piché (seen above, centre) and Antoine Basbous extend their thanks to the 40 volunteers who helped with the skill-testing event.