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Office of News and Information
Johns Hopkins University
901 S. Bond Street, Suite 540
Baltimore, Maryland 21231
Phone: (443) 287-9960 | Fax (443) 287-9920

December 5, 2004
CONTACT: Phil Sneiderman
(443) 287-9960

Spaghetti Bridge Building

The 11th Annual Spaghetti Bridge Contest at Johns Hopkins
Freshman students in the course, "What is Engineering?" competed to see who could build the strongest bridge out of pasta noodles. (photo by Alex Lim)

Each year, the freshman engineering students at Johns Hopkins University compete in a contest to see who can build the strongest bridge out of spaghetti noodles. The bridges can weigh no more than 750 grams (or 26 ounces) but must be able to hold at least 10 kilograms, or 22 pounds.

The winning bridge this year held 56 kilograms or 123 pounds.

To experience the spaghetti bridge contest, watch this short video.


If you have any problems viewing these presentations, please contact Glenn Small at: media@jhu.edu

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