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Posted by Alison Trost on August 5, 2010 at 2:21 PM.
The official rules for the 2011 Student Steel Bridge Contest, sponsored by AISC and ASCE, have been released. They are available as a PDF download at www.aisc.org/steelbridge.
As usual, the Problem Statement lays out an interesting and challenging steel bridge project for students to design, fabricate and build. Notable changes in the 2011 specifications include (but are definitely not limited to):
- a longer length
- inclusion of a cantilever section at one end of the bridge
- a change from specific footings to foundation easements
- modified member size requirements
As is customary, entries will be designed and built as 1:10 scale models of the proposed structure.
To learn more, visit www.aisc.org/steelbridge.
To view photos on the Modern Steel Construction website from the final round of 2010 competition, click here.