CH students triumphed in UC's annual bridge building challenge on 7 October.The winning team included two College House returners – CHSA president Jack McDonald and Levi Grady, together with three fellow UC engineering students.

Bridge building has been one of the litmus tests for UC's second year civil engineering students for 20 years. The lightweight designed and built bridges must hold two people, but fail with three people on them.

UC's bridge building competition saw 200 students build more than 35 bridges over the campus stream. Hundreds more students crowded the stream banks to watch the construction and testing, and then to see the orchestrated fall into the water. Branded Red Bull, the winning bridge, pictured below, more than fulfilled the criteria.

The team had turned the Red Bull circles into an aesthetically pleasing innovative structural bridge. UC civil engineering lecturer Dr Alessandro Palmero says, "This was a fantastic idea . . . the bridge had a high level of complexity because of the central circle."

Congratulations from us all to Jack, Levi and the rest of the team.

Click here to see a video of the bridges being put to the test!

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The winning bridge with Jack McDonald (centre)

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Another bridge challenger with CH returner Owain John (centre) with fellow team member

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