The top bridge-builders, pictured left to right, are Stephanie, Theresa, Alex and John.Photo by Zachary Hermann.

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Stephanie Young is the winner of the 31st annual Evanston Township High School Straw Bridge Building and Breaking Contest. Her bridge held 8 kilograms. Alex Berns was second with 7 kilograms. Third place went to John Hruska with 5.6 kilograms. Fourth place went to Theresa Kettler with 5.5 kilograms. As always, there were many interesting bridges, said Dale Leibforth, contest coordinator.