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Balsa bridge workshop gives kids look at engineering

...will be "tested to failure" by hanging weight from a hook placed in the center of the structure during competition. Peter Giessel, an engineer-in-training for DOT, said there is a lot of trial and error in building balsa wood bridges. He...

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Engineers tempt young bridge-builders with gumdrops

...awesome." The first bridge to break Saturday was a truss-style span made in four hours by DOT engineering assistant Peter Giessel. A simple beam bridge by Scarbrough started to bend down at 30 pounds of load and began crackling at 75 pounds, before...

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...Museum will host the 12th annual Balsa Bridge Contest from 1-4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 18, with Juneau engineers Peter Giessel and Gary Scarbrough of the Department of Transportation's bridge design team. Participants, 10-years-old or...

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