Bridge Check-In - starting at 4:00pm, the bridges are checked for
including maximum mass, acceptance of loading plate and openings for
1.5 in blocks. Bridges which do not meet specifications have until
6:00pm to be modified.
Smashing Bridges I - stand judges oversee the loading of bridges until
failure. The last mass placed on the loading rod does not count toward
the total load held.
Smashing Bridges II - the contest continues with over 140 bridges broken
in about 3 hours!
Garcher Trophy Winner - the bridge which annually holds the highest load
takes the Garcher travelling trophy back to school until the 2010
contest. This year, the Garcher winner holds 84kg.
Awards Ceremony - the top four winners in each of the three Chicagoland
regions is acknowledged and is awarded a trophy, a T-shirt and gift
cards. The top two in each region will travel to Bellingham Washington
for the 2009 International Contest in April.