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Student Steel Bridge Competition Bridges to Be Featured at NASCC: The Steel Conference

Want a look into the creative minds of today's engineering students (and tomorrow's engineers)? Join us in the exhibit hall on Wednesday, April 3, at NASCC: The Steel Conference in St. Louis to view demos from some of this year's Student Steel Bridge Competition participants.  

The annual competition challenges college and university teams to design and fabricate a scale-model steel bridge, then assemble it as quickly as possible; the bridges are also load tested and weighed. Each bridge must span approximately 20 ft, carry 2,500 lb and meet all other specifications of the competition rules. Bridges are judged not only on structural requirements and construction speed, but also on aesthetics and economy.  

Stop by and meet some of this year's participants and get a firsthand look at a program that has been engaging students since 1987! Seventeen regional competitions will be held across the country in March and April. Forty teams, comprised of the top few finishers from these regional competitions, will move on to the 2019 National Finals at Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, Ill., on May 31 and June 1.

Click here to view the Advance Program for the conference (and see page 10 for details on the Student Steel Bridge demos). And click here to register.


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