2018-2002 Steel Bridges

2018 Steel Bridge

Design
Weight: 160 lbs
17′-1″ long, 1′-9″ tall
Built with power tools in 6 minutes and 53 seconds (time at Nationals)

Awards
1st place overall at Regionals

  • 1st place in economy
  • 2nd place in construction speed
  • 3rd place in stiffness
  • 1st place in lightness
  • 2nd place in efficiency

26th place overall at Nationals

2017 Steel Bridge

Design
Weight: 322 lbs
16′ span with a 4′-4″-long cantilever extension
Built in 17 minutes and 36 seconds

Awards
3rd place overall at Regionals

  • 2nd place in economy
  • 3rd place in construction speed

2016 Steel Bridge

Design
Weight: 477 lbs
20′ long
Fabricated in three weeks after the failure of the team’s initial design
Built in 9 minutes and 43 seconds (time at Nationals)

Awards
2nd place overall at Regionals*

  • 2nd place in efficiency*
  • 2nd place in economy*
  • 2nd place in stiffness*
  • 2nd place in construction speed
  • 3rd place in lightness*

*Excludes guest competitor Vanderbilt

44th place overall at Nationals

2015 Steel Bridge

Design
Weight: 160 lbs
19′ long

Regionals: Failed vertical load test at 2380 lbs

2014 Steel Bridge

Design
Weight: 340 lbs
19′ long
Built with power tools in 7 minutes and 16 seconds (time at Nationals)

Awards
1st place overall at Regionals

  • 1st place in efficiency
  • 1st place in economy
  • 1st place in stiffness
  • 2nd place in construction speed
  • 3rd place in display

35th place overall at Nationals

2013 Steel Bridge

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Design
Weight: 155 lbs
12′-long span with a 3.5′ cantilever
Built in 9 minutes and 41 seconds (time at Nationals)

Awards
2nd place overall at Regionals
35th overall at Nationals

2012 Steel Bridge

2012

 

Design
Weight: 227 lbs
22′-7″ inches long, 4 feet wide, 4′-6″ inches tall
Constructed in roughly 18 minutes with 3 builders and 2 runners

Awards
5th place at Regional Competition
1st place in Aesthetics

2011 Steel Bridge

2011
Design
21′-1″ long, 4′ wide, 2′-9″ tall
Held 2500 pounds and deflected less than 0.5″ across all points summed
Constructed in roughly 20 minutes with 3 builders and 2 runners

Awards
6th place at Regional Competition

2010 Steel Bridge

2010
Awards
Spirit of the Conference Award

2009 Steel Bridge

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Design
20′ long, 5′ wide, 2′-6″ tall

Awards
6th place at Regionals
1st place in display category

2008 Steel Bridge

2008

Design
21′ long, 4′ wide, 6′ tall.

Awards
3rd place at Regionals
34th place at Nationals

2007 Steel Bridge

2007

Design
20′ long, 4′ wide, 7′ tall

2005 Steel Bridge

2005

Design
22′ long, 4′ wide, 6′ tall

Regionals: Failed lateral loading by 0.25″

2004 Steel Bridge

2004

Design
23′ long, 4′-6″ wide, 5′ tall.

Awards
3rd place at Regionals
12th place at Nationals

2003 Steel Bridge

2003

Design
25′ long, 4′ wide, 5′ tall.

Awards
2nd place at Regionals
28th place at Nationals

2002 Steel Bridge

2002

Design
21′ 6″ long, 2′ 6″ wide, 3′ 6″ tall.