Build us a Bridge


Build Us A Bridge Summer Competition

We want you to build us a bridge!
Big or small, realistic or fantastical – be creative!
How about making a truss bridge from twigs or a suspension bridge from string?
We are awarding prizes for the best bridge in each age category:
  • under 8
  • under 11
  • under 16
  • open category
To enter, please send us:
  • your name
  • which category you are entering
  • a picture of your bridge
You can submit your entries by email to
or on Twitter to @a10cycle using the hashtag #buildusabridge
  • Please send us your entries by midnight on Monday 3rd September.
  • If you are under 18, please ask a parent or guardian to send us your entry on your behalf.
  • By submitting your pictures, you agree to us using them as part of our campaign (with credit to you, of course).
  • You may enter as an individual, or as a group.
  • Prizewinners will be notified by email and invited to a presentation ceremony.

The A10 Corridor Cycling Campaign is running this competition to raise awareness of our campaign for a safe route for walking and cycling between Melbourn and Royston. The current proposals include a new foot and cycle path alongside the A10 south of Melbourn, and a new bridge over the A505 into the Fieldfare Way area of Royston.

You can read more about our proposals and how to support our campaign in our information sheet. Why not print off a couple of copies to leave in your works canteen, staffroom or to put up on noticeboards?

For inspiration, here are a couple of examples built by Mike:
This is a truss bridge (technically a Warren truss, made from equilateral triangles) made from wooden lolly sticks and paper straws, with a deck made from corrugated cardboard. Lolly sticks and universal glue came from Flying Tiger in Cambridge, and the paper straws were from Sainsbury’s.

This is a model of the proposed foot and cycle bridge over the A505, which was built as a visual aid for meetings. The imagery is printed from Google Maps and then laid over shaped sheets of cardboard to show the landform, with the A505 in a cutting. The bridge is made from corrugated cardboard and sticky tape, and the path is cut from paper. The white base is foamcore board from Tindalls’ art shop in Cambridge.