HYRUM — A concrete canoe race is not about whose canoe sinks fastest.
The canoe race at Hyrum Dam was the centerpiece of the Rocky Mountain American Society of Civil Engineers regional conference in Logan on Saturday. The concrete canoe races are part of the oldest civil engineering competitions in the country.
Concrete that is used to make a canoe is more complicated than the concrete poured for the foundation of a house. Concrete here is made from cement and may also include tiny glass beads, sand and sometimes Styrofoam.