Spaghetti Bridge Building

Part of Provincial Engineering & Geoscience Week!

Spaghetti Bridge Competition

Grades K-12 | Individuals or teams (max 3 students per team)

Students design and build trusses using only regular spaghetti and white or wood glue.
We test it to destruction to see which truss withstands the most weight.


$100 Winner for each Grade
$250 Grand Prize, overall winner from Grades K-6
$250 Grand Prize, overall winner from Grades 7-12
Winners will be announced at 3 p.m. on Saturday, March 11, 2017.

School Groups with 10 or more students participating in the competition are eligible to receive a $100 pizza party for their class!

Dates and Location

Kildonan Place Mall, Centre Court

Thursday, March 9, 2017 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. - Pre-registered school groups only*
Friday, March 10, 2017 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. - Pre-registered school groups only*
Saturday, March 11, 2017 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. - Open to all

Register Today!

* Group spots are allocated on a first-come-first-served basis. If you are concerned about availability of timeslots, please contact Sebastian Goldstein at or 204 474-2736 (ext. 238) before you register.

The Spaghetti Bridge Truss Strength Competition has been held annually in Manitoba since 1995 as a part of Provincial Engineering and Geoscience Week. It is a vehicle for celebrating and reminding Canadians of the importance of engineering to their lives and as a career choice.

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