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Student Steel Bridge Competition

Student Steel Bridge Competition with AISC and ASCE logos


Lincoln Parish Park in Ruston, La., is considering the addition of a disc golf course with a non-invasive, man-made river as a water hazard. And where there’s water, there must be a bridge for players, park employees, and maintenance vehicles to get to the other side.

No piers are allowed within the river, temporary or permanent. Because the river is man-made, however, teams may install and use temporary barges to facilitate construction--but at added cost.

Oh, and don’t forget: Lincoln Parish Park is one of the most popular in the nation because it’s particularly beautiful. This bridge must be aesthetically pleasing, too!

The 2024 Official Rules are now available, along with updated resources for teams, faculty advisors, and hosts. The 20 regional competitions will take place in spring 2024, and the top performing teams will gather at the Louisiana Tech University for the national finals on May 31 - June 1, 2024.

Are you up for the challenge?

 Without further ado, the overall winners are:

First Place: University of Florida
Second Place: University at Buffalo
Third Place: Lafayette College

 View the full results

 2024 special awards

Team Engagement Award:  University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Robert E. Shaw Jr. Spirit of the Competition Award: South Dakota School of Mines and Technology

Frank J. Hatfield Ingenuity Award: Lafayette College

John M. Yadlosky Most Improved Team Award: Arizona State University

Video awards:
First place: University of British Columbia
Second place: Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México
Third place: University of North Carolina at Charlotte

Thank you to our 2024 SSBC Program Sponsors




High Steel Structures



Software Sponsor



Bentley Education





American Galvanizers Association

Atlas Tube

Dassault Systemes SOLIDWORKS Corp.



LeJeune Bolt Company

St. Louis Screw and Bolt


              Steel Tube Institute

Traylor Bros., INC.




Unytite Inc.