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Pressure builds as bridges are put to test in annual engineering competition

Published in the BS:

http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/lo...6jun06,0,5853700.story?coll=bal-local-arundel

With a loud pop and crack, it took only seconds to destroy what had taken three Naval Academy seniors a year to build.

Yesterday, newly commissioned Ensign Kevin Meier loaded the trio's 2-foot-long bridge into a guillotine-like contraption as part of a nationwide competition for collegiate mechanical engineering students....


Kevin M. Meier, a recent Naval Academy graduate, looks on as his lightweight bridge is put through a pressure test. Meier was attending a mechanical engineering conference at the Baltimore Convention Center.
(Sun photo by Monica Lopossay)
Jun 5, 2007


Kevin M. Meier's lightweight bridges (last two far left) wait to be tested among other bridges at the contest.
(Sun photo by Monica Lopossay)
Jun 5, 2007


Kevin M. Meier slips under the pressure and goes flying out of a pressure testing apparatus made by Tinius Olsen. Meier was attending a mechanical engineering conference at the Baltimore Convention Center.
(Sun photo by Monica Lopossay)
Jun 5, 2007

 
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