VIDEO: Spaghetti Bridge Competition
County high school students tested spaghetti bridges they created on Friday at the Johns Hopkins University Montgomery County campus in Shady Grove.
The weight tests were a competitive culmination to the campus's four-week-long Engineering Innovation program.
Teams created bridges from uncooked spaghetti and epoxy and tested the bridges to see which could hold the most weight.
The winning bridge held 22.7 kilograms (49.9 pounds). It was built by Allen Kao of Thomas S. Wootton High School in Rockville, home school student Austin Joseph and Claire Wortmann of Sherwood High School in Sandy Spring.
The second and third place bridges held 10 kilograms (22 pounds) each.
The second place team was Jenna Hassam of Wooton High and Stephen Brown and Kevin Villatoro, both of Northwest High School in Germantown.
The third place team was Adaolisa Anammah, of Miss Porter's School in Farmington, CT; Issa Bryant of Riverdale Baptist School in Upper Marlboro; Seonwoo Kim of Maret School in Washington, DC; and Olutisefunmi Taiwo of Richard Montgomery High School in Rockville.