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UC Berkeley Steel Bridge Team to be Honored at Cal’s Home Opener
Posted by Tasha Weiss on August 29, 2012 at 4:59 PM.


The champions of this year’s ASCE/AISC National Student Steel Bridge Competition, the student team from the University of California, Berkeley, will be honored at the Cal vs. Nevada college football game on Saturday, September 1 at the newly renovated Memorial Stadium in Berkeley, Calif. (Click on thumbnail image to enlarge photo. Photo: Courtesy of Clemson University)


The entire team will take to the field during the game and be recognized for their first-place overall National title with the following announcement:


“These 35 Civil and Environmental Engineering students brought home the 2012 Steel Bridge National Championship this past May, beating out 47 other schools for the championship. Their bridge named ApolCALypse was built at 1/10 scale, was 22.5 feet long, weighed 131 lbs. and was able to hold 2500 lbs. This is Berkeley’s second Steel Bridge National Championship since the competition began in 1992. To learn more about the great work being done in the College of Engineering, visit Let’s give a warm round of applause to the Steel Bridge National Champions!”


This year’s National Student Steel Bridge Competition was held over Memorial Day weekend at Clemson University. Coming in second and third place overall were the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo.


More information about the competition can be found in our previous news post, here, or by visiting You can find photos from this year’s event on Clemson University’s Flickr page at

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