• Institution of Civil Engineers (map)
  • 1 Great George Street
  • London, England, SW1P 3AE
  • United Kingdom

The Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) will open a brand new exhibition space in their refurbished library this Autumn with their first event called Bridge Engineering.  CEMAR are proud to sponsor the grand opening and centrepiece of this exhibition which is an attempt to build the World’s longest spanning LEGO bridge.

CEMAR Director and chartered member of the ICE, Nick Woodrow, suggested the idea as a civil engineering challenge that would require conventional design and build principles but would also add an element of fun and reach out to visitors of all ages –

“When you think of the number of engineers who must have grown up experimenting with LEGO structures, it seemed a natural choice for the bridge construction. The attempt to beat the World Record adds an exciting element and we hope to inspire many of tomorrow’s engineers.”

The LEGO bridge’s towers will be 3m tall with a total span of over 33.2m – about the same as three London double decker busses, built without glue or structural reinforcements, made up of over 200,000 individual plastic bricks, and weighing three-quarters of a ton.



UPDATE:

Past President of the Institution of Civil Engineers and Deputy Chair of the National Infrastructure Commission Sir John Armitt walks Sky News' Adam Boulton around the Bridge Engineering exhibition at the global home of engineering, One Great George Street.

UPDATE:

ICE Infrastructure Learning Hub Founding Partners interviews