Bridging the Gap

The Challenge

Techniquest Glyndŵr is calling all budding engineers, design specialists, environmental activists and traffic management system designers!

The Mersey Gateway Bridge project is a controversial bridge designed to alleviate traffic on the Runcorn crossing, otherwise known as the Silver Jubilee Bridge. As it is still in the planning stages, we want to know if you can design and build a model of your solution to the problem.

Each school can put forward a team of 15 year tens to undertake this challenge, and to help you out we have lined up some real engineers that know a thing or two about the complexities of building a bridge.

This is a competition, and as such the finale of this project will see each team presenting their solutions to an expert panel of judges, with an award ceremony afterwards. The winning team will receive £1500 worth of LEGO® Education kits for their school and all those taking part will have the opportunity to gain a CREST award from the British Science Association for their hard work. If you think your school has what it takes to champion this competition, please complete the application form.

How to Apply

Application Form

To apply to take part in Bridging the Gap, please complete the following form and send it via email to Shaun. You will receive a confirmation email when your application has been received. The email will also outline the next steps to take.

Expenses Form — Engineers

This is the expenses claim form for engineers to claim mileage, up to the value of £25. You need to fill it in and email it back to Shaun after each engagement.

More Information

Project Manager
Shaun Greenwood

Information on the Current Mersey Gateway Project

Information on bridge structure