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Luca Callari, 7, of Dobbs Ferry, works on (Credit: Xavier Mascareñas)

Luca Callari, 7, of Dobbs Ferry, works on his suspension bridge during Westchester Engineering for Kids' "New York Rising" course at Curious-on-Hudson in Dobbs Ferry. (March 16, 2013)

Curious-on-Hudson Tappan Zee Bridge building in Dobbs Ferry

Westchester Engineering for Kids, which teaches science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) to children, sponsored it first of six "New York Rising: Engineering for Kids 7-14" courses at Curious-on-Hudson in Dobbs Ferry. The children built bridges out of 25 index cards and tape during the first session but will use different materials later on and will examine the three designs proposed for the new Tappan Zee Bridge. (March 16, 2013)

Luca Callari, 7, of Dobbs Ferry, works on
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Luca Callari, 7, of Dobbs Ferry, works on his suspension bridge during Westchester Engineering for Kids' "New York Rising" course at Curious-on-Hudson in Dobbs Ferry. (March 16, 2013)

Esmeralda Perez, 10, of Dobbs Ferry, works on
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Esmeralda Perez, 10, of Dobbs Ferry, works on her bridge during Westchester Engineering for Kids' "New York Rising" course at Curious-on-Hudson in Dobbs Ferry. (March 16, 2013)

Esmeralda Perez, 10, of Dobbs Ferry, shows relief
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Esmeralda Perez, 10, of Dobbs Ferry, shows relief after her bridge was one of the few to withstand weight testing during Westchester Engineering for Kids' bridge-building course. (March 16, 2013)

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Thomas DeMaria, 9, of Dobbs Ferry, works on
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Thomas DeMaria, 9, of Dobbs Ferry, works on his bridge during Westchester Engineering for Kids' "New York Rising" course at Curious-on-Hudson in Dobbs Ferry. (March 16, 2013)

A bridge design made before building is seen
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A bridge design made before building is seen during Westchester Engineering for Kids' "New York Rising" course at Curious-on-Hudson in Dobbs Ferry. (March 16, 2013)

Zachary Schiffman, 9, of Irvington, works under supervision
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Zachary Schiffman, 9, of Irvington, works under supervision of Westchester Engineering for Kids instructor Michael Decker, of Purchase, at Curious-on-Hudson in Dobbs Ferry. (March 16, 2013)

Francisco Regalado, 9, of Dobbs Ferry, works on
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Francisco Regalado, 9, of Dobbs Ferry, works on his bridge during Westchester Engineering for Kids' "New York Rising" course at Curious-on-Hudson in Dobbs Ferry. (March 16, 2013)

Jose Regalado, 9, of Dobbs Ferry, wears his
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Jose Regalado, 9, of Dobbs Ferry, wears his bridge after testing it during Westchester Engineering for Kids' "New York Rising" course. (March 16, 2013)

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Zachary Schiffman, 9, of Irvington, center, and Jeffrey
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Zachary Schiffman, 9, of Irvington, center, and Jeffrey Melchor, 10, of Dobbs Ferry, work on their bridges at Curious-on-Hudson in Dobbs Ferry. (March 16, 2013)

Jeffrey Melchor, 10, of Dobbs Ferry, works on
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Jeffrey Melchor, 10, of Dobbs Ferry, works on his bridge during Westchester Engineering for Kids' "New York Rising" course at Curious-on-Hudson in Dobbs Ferry. (March 16, 2013)

A toy car's ability to drive across the
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A toy car's ability to drive across the bridges tested the children's design during Westchester Engineering for Kids' "New York Rising" course at Curious-on-Hudson in Dobbs Ferry. (March 16, 2013)

Brothers Isaac, 11, center, and Jose Regalado, 9,
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Brothers Isaac, 11, center, and Jose Regalado, 9, of Dobbs Ferry, work on their bridges during Westchester Engineering for Kids' "New York Rising" course. (March 16, 2013)

Westchester Engineering for Kids instructor Michael Decker, of
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Westchester Engineering for Kids instructor Michael Decker, of Purchase, explains different bridge designs at Curious-on-Hudson in Dobbs Ferry. Zachary Schiffman, 9, of Irvington, works at left. (March 16, 2013)

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