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MO schools encouraged to participate in bridge building competition

(Source: MoDOT) (Source: MoDOT)
SIKESTON, MO (KFVS) -

The Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) is sponsoring its 11th annual bridge building competition for southeast Missouri students.

The competition is for high school juniors.

According to MoDOT, students design and construct a model bridge using limited materials of balsa wood, thread and glue.

Schools must register by Sept. 9 to compete in the competition.

Registration forms have been mailed to area high schools. If a school is interested in participating and has not received the registration paperwork by Aug. 30, they are encouraged to contact MoDOT.

Bridges entered in the competition will be tested Nov. 20 at Cape West 14 Cine in Cape Girardeau.

Prizes donated by area businesses and organizations will be awarded to the top bridge building winners.

MoDOT says they've collaborated with Arkansas State University, Southeast Missouri State University, Missouri University of Science and Technology, University of Missouri-Columbia and Southern Illinois University to offer seniors interested in civil engineering up to $10,000 in scholarships.

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