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Friday, June 5, 2015 - 14:45
TU Delft students break world record with beer crate bridge
Students at TU Delft have broken the world record for the largest bridge built out of beer crates on Thursday. The bridge, built by 9 civil engineering students and 75 volunteers, consists of 7,800 crates and is nearly 22 meters long, breaking the previous record of 19.4 meters. "We made a span of beer crates of 21.8 meters in length", Cleo Jongedijk, organizer and student at TU Delft said to AD. "We put the bridge, in the first instance supported by a scaffold, under tension in an arch. Then we very carefully took the scaffold away. That's actually the most exciting moment, to see if the bridge will hold. Because the bridge of beer crates must hold at lees an hour without scaffolding." The bridge did hold and the record was broken. It will now serve as a gateway for the "A Day of Wonder" festival - an international event on technology.