Tuesday, 11 September 2012
EINDHOVEN – Crates are not only suitable for transporting beer, but also for building bridges. That is shown by students from the Department of Built Environment of the Technical University Eindhoven. They are working on a real beer crates bridge, that should become the longest in the world.
The students are building the bridge on university ground. First, the construction has to be finished. Only then the thousands of crates will follow, provided –empty- by Bavaria in Lieshout.The bridge has to have a length of at least sixteen meters. Only then the students can beat their competitors from the Technical University Delft, who set a new record in October last year, with a span of fifteen meters.The Technical University Eindhoven also established a world record building a beer crates bridge in 2005. At the time, the bridge of 12.6 meters was the longest in the world.Source: Omroep Brabant