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Posted by Alison Trost on January 21, 2011 at 10:17 AM.
The University of Texas - Austin’s entry in the AISC/ASCE Student Steel Bridge Competition uses full-spectrum color coding to simplify construction. Here team members prepare to compete in the first regional competition of the 2011 season. Photo by Nancy Gavlin.
Nine teams from Texas and four from Mexico met at Texas Tech University on January 15 to compete in the first regional Student Steel Bridge Competition of 2011.
This year’s design requirements for a cantilever span and smaller individual member dimensions and deflection limits than recent years have required students to rethink their design philosophies. At Texas Tech this resulted in a challenging competition with a visually interesting and diverse array of bridges. It is refreshing to observe the effort, ingenuity and character displayed by all of the students who participate in the Student Steel Bridge competition. The best way to grasp the exciting atmosphere is to attend a competition, and with 17 more competitions to come and the National Competition, there are many opportunities to attend.
Upcoming 2011 Student Steel Bridge Competitions
University of North Dakota
California State University, Los Angeles
Mississippi State University
Tennessee Tech University
United States Air Force Academy
University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee
University of Michigan
University of Alaska, Anchorage
North Carolina State University
Fairleigh Dickinson University
California State University, Sacramento
University of Akron
West Virginia University
Kansas State University
L’Ecole de Technologies Superienure
May 20-21 National Finals
Texas A&M University