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BRIDGE BUILDING

Dallas-Ft. Worth
BRIDGE BUILDING
SMU Summer Youth Program students

Driving near downtown, it's easy to see the Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge coming together (it's scheduled to open in March). But, last month, a team of 10 eighth and ninth graders in the SMU Summer Youth Program got hands-on experience spending a recent Saturday building their own model of the bridge. The students (above, by SMU?s Kim Ritzenthaler) built the  six-foot tall/20-foot long model, complete with the 58 cables (like the real bridge) after spending a day on the construction site and talking with engineers. If they can do this after only a day, maybe TxDOT should start recruiting.

Related Topics: Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge