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Austin Arvik, right, and Josh Hemenway hold their toothpick bridge while more weight is added to a bucket below. (Anna Erickson / Enterprise)

Bridge project is a lesson in business, construction

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Terry Zoller’s industrial technology students recently tested out their toothpick bridge masterpieces to see how strong their creations turned out to be.


Students constructed the bridges out of toothpicks, cardboard, string and glue. They had a budget to work with and checks. They used a spreadsheet to keep track of expenses.

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Anna Erickson
Anna Erickson is editor of the Wadena Pioneer Journal.
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