Big Bridge Build: 100-foot Meccano bridge to be built by STEM students

A fantastic science project is taking place this weekend in Belfast. Queens University students with the help of local school children are about to unveil their 30.5 metre (100-foot) bridge that’s made entirely from Meccano.

It has been temporarily installed across Belfast’s Clarendon Dock, where the team of students and children will find out whether they have been successful in breaking a world record with their construction.


Speaking about the upcoming event, Danny McPolin, Senior Structures Lecturer at Queen’s School of Planning, Architecture and Civil Engineering, said: “We see this event not only as an opportunity to celebrate the student and staff’s incredible work over the past year, but also a chance to show local children more about the exciting courses we offer here at the Queen’s University.”

He continued: “We hope to welcome as many youngsters as possible along on the day to show them and talk to them about what we do, which will hopefully cement their interest and encourage their future study of civil engineering and other STEM subjects at University level.”


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