Glasgow Bridge is falling down…

modot-mo-jpegJoin RoundTrips live on Monday, December 8 from Rolla, Missouri, and Macon, Missouri. Be part of the action as explosives expert Dr. Paul Worsey (Professor of Mining Engineering, Missouri S&T) and engineers Dennis Brucks and Brian Haeffner from Missouri Department of Transportation walk us through the process of bringing down the Glasgow Bridge (click here to see photos).

This free videoconference is the first of an ongoing series of programs that will occur throughout the 2008-2009 school year. During this series of programs entitled Project MO-Bridge: Connecting Students to Their Future your students will be able to learn what it takes to build a new bridge—from dream to design to construction to operation. Students will interact with experts in a wide variety of fields and learn how specific aspects of their science, social studies, and mathematics curriculum come to life in the construction of a new bridge.

Before that new bridge can be built, the old bridge needed to be removed to make way for construction of a new span connecting route 240 across the Missouri River.

Have your students interact with the engineers who will give us technical aspects of the destruction and rebuilding of the bridge. Ask your questions about what it takes to safely destroy one bridge so you can begin to build another. See video excerpts of the bridge coming down, and explosives demonstrations by Dr. Paul Worsey.

To sign up for this videoconference (target audience is grades 4 through 12), contact RoundTrips by December 2 at

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