(KFVS) - The Missouri Department of Transportation will be hosting its annual bridge building competition for high school juniors and seniors.
According to MoDOT, the competition challenges students to design and construct the most efficient model bridge using limited materials-15 pieces of balsa wood, thread and glue.
Officials say schools must register by September 10 to compete in the competition.
Contest information and registration forms have been mailed to area high schools. If a school is interested in participating and has not received the registration paperwork by August 30, they are encouraged to contact MoDOT.
The bridge kits are scheduled to be delivered to the participating schools on October 3 and 4. Completed bridges will be picked up from participating schools on October 31 and November 1.
Bridges entered in the competition will be tested November 15 at Cape West 14 Cine in Cape Girardeau.