NAPEG’s annual Bridge Building Competition was hosted on March 2, 2024, which saw 30 student teams submit bridge entries from across Northwest Territories and Nunavut to be tested for strength and design.

Student bridges were put under pressure by using the Obliterator 3000, a mounted car jack with a scale apparatus, until the point of failure. Bridges had to weigh less than 600 grams to enter the competition. The highest weight held on a bridge was an astounding 144.90 lbs!



The following prizes will be awarded to the winning teams in Categories 1, 2, 3 and 4. Category 1st Place Prize 2nd Place Prize 3rd Place Prize
1. Grades K – 5 Kaw Tay Whee School (Bridge 13) The Troll Bridge – Kaw Tay Whee School (Bridge 11) 5A – Įtłǫ School (Bridge 6)
2. Grades 6 – 8 Kaw Tay Whee School (Bridge 19) KTW4 – Kaw Tay Whee School (Bridge 20) KTW3 – Kaw Tay Whee School (Bridge 17)
3. Grades 9 – 12 KTW1 – Kaw Tay Whee School (Bridge 27) KTW5 – Kaw Tay Whee School (Bridge 26) Double Decker – Kaw Tay Whee School (Bridge 28)
4. General Public KTW – Kaw Tay Whee School (Bridge 30) The Kalnay-Watson Clan (Bridge 29) n/a


Congratulations to all of the prize winners and thank you to every team who submitted their bridge design to NAPEG’s 2024 Bridge Building Competition.