Institution of Civil Engineers to construct the longest bridge made out of Lego
The Institution of Civil Engineers will be constructing the longest bridge solely out of Lego bricks, without glue or any form of support in an attempt to break Guinness World Records.
The bridge will be a main feature within a new educational and interactive exhibition space at the ICE’s headquarters in London, encompassing the historical development of bridge engineering throughout the ages.
It is hoped the project will attract a wider audience and provide information on how engineering roles can be exciting and how such roles are essential within society.
The project has been funded through support from eight partners: AECOM, Carillion, Costain Ltd, Kier, Mace Foundation, Mott MacDonald, VINCI Construction UK Ltd and WSP and Parsons Brinckerhoff, but ICE are keen to attract further support.
Contract Event Management and Reporting (CEMAR) have also pledged their support, where ICE member and CEMAR Director Nick Woodrow said: “The design and construction of the LEGO Bridge would demonstrate civil engineering in action in a fun and accessible way to all ages.”
Lego has become one of the largest and most iconic children’s construction toy companies, amassing a staggering $5.2 billion in 2015, which is only set to rise.
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