Yukon Bridge Building Contest


Engineers Yukon sponsors the annual bridge-building competition to help promote the engineering profession in Yukon. This year will be the 26th year of the competition!

This friendly, fun, hands-on competition is free. Different categories ensure that everyone can compete: students in school, families, even adults and company groups. Although the competition takes place in Whitehorse, we encourage participation from Yukon communities as well.

2019 Results

Here the results for the competition that took place 13 April 2019. This is one PDF with results for each bridge class on a separate page. Entries in red were disqualified for not meeting the mandatory requirement that the deck be at least 800 mm long.

Timings for 2019

  • Registration: Online, by April 11, 2019 (if possible), or in person at Porter Creek School April 12, 2019 during bridge drop off
  • Bridge drop off: Porter Creek Secondary School gym, 1400–1800, Friday, 12 April 2019
  • Public viewing: Porter Creek Secondary School gym, 1200–1300, Saturday, 13 April 2019
  • Competition: Porter Creek Secondary School gym, starts at 1300, Saturday, 13 April 2019

Competition Categories

  • Grade 3–5: team of up to four students with the oldest student in grade 3, 4, or 5; bridge built only at school
  • Grade 6–7: team of up to four students with the oldest student in grade 6 or 7; bridge built only at school
  • Grade 8–12: team of up to four students with the oldest student in grade 8–12; bridge built only at school
  • OPEN: team of up to four students in grades K–12 with minor hands-on assistance by adult(s) OR built at home
  • ALL-CAN: any number of builders, any age or level (businesses, organizations, families, teams, or individuals)

Rules and Forms

You must follow the rules if you want your bridge to be judged and have a chance of winning. The rules appear on the rules checklist. You don’t have to hand in the checklist with your bridge. But because the judges will disqualify your bridge if it does not meet all the checklist requirements, you should check your bridge carefully against the checklist.

You should also include a completed narrative form with your bridge. The judges will score your narrative form and it could increase your bridge score by up to 10%.

Note that the rules, rules checklist, and narrative form for the ALL-CAN category are slightly different than those of the other categories. MAKE SURE YOU DOWNLOAD THE CORRECT RULES CHECKLIST AND NARRATIVE FORM FOR YOUR CATEGORY.

For categories Grades 3–6, 7–8, 9–12, and OPEN

For ALL-CAN category only

Bridge-building Resources

Teachers or home-school groups: With some foresight and planning, you can have an engineer visit your class/group to talk about bridges and the bridge-building contest… or actually, many other subjects tailored to your curriculum. Contact tim@timmit.ca

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Sticks are available (free!) from the front desk at the Department of Education and from Engineers Yukon.

Online Registration

Please click here!

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