Holiday Fun: Benson Earns 2nd Place in a Local Architectural Gingerbread Bridge Design Competition
Benson Industries recently participated in an architectural gingerbread bridge competition sponsored by SFA Design Group LLC a structural engineering firm in Portland http://sfadg.com/
Bridges were judged in 3 categories:
- Architectural Design (people’s choice)
- Braced Structural Design
- Unbraced Structural Design
The Benson team bridge “Minion Christmas to All” took 2nd place for Architectural Design. Unfortunately, the bridge was compromised during relocation to the testing apparatus, and the candy cane struts proved too strong, pushing out the base during load application, so the bridge only held about 100 lbs.