The steel bridge team placed first overall against 13 other teams at the regional competition in Oklahoma. The team was featured in a news article by Missouri S&T for their performance. The team also walked home with five other awards including first place in efficiency, first place in economy, second place in construction speed, first place in stiffness, and third place in display.
At nationals, the team competed against 47 other schools and placed 35th overall with a score of $10,874,000. The bridge weighed in at 340 lbs and had an aggregate deflection of 2.928 inches which caused our structural efficiency score to be $9,784,000. However, the bridge was constructed in only 7 minutes and 16 seconds with three builders, causing the construction economy score to be $1,090,000. The team ultimately placed second in construction economy and third in construction speed which was a huge accomplishment for the team. Below are two videos of our performance at nationals; the first is a third person view and the second is a first person view from one of the builders.