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Steel Bridge 2010

by Kirk Atwater and Jared Thoele


The Steel Bridge Competition is an annual inter-collegiate event in which civil engineering students are challenged to design, fabricate, and construct a bridge. The students are simply given a twenty-page packet describing the rules for the competition, and the rest is for the students to figure out for themselves. The rules give information on span length, dimension requirements on members, loading amounts, construction rules, and judging criteria.

Description from:

American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Student Chapter at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign



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