Model Bridge Contest


Kick-off Date: Friday October 23, 2015

Competition Date: Saturday, February 6, 2016

(For a preview, follow this link to see a sample pasta bridge being loaded)

Competition coordinator: Olivia Richards,

2016 BSCES Model Bridge Competition Rules

This year marks the 22nd Annual Model Bridge Competition.  The BSCES Model Bridge Competition is hosted by the Boston Society of Civil Engineers (BSCES) Outreach and Public Awareness Committee. Each year a group of civil engineers come together to choose a material to be specified for bridge construction and write technical specifications for the bridge design. We welcome all students to participate in the competition and practice their bridge building skills. Please email Olivia Richards at for more information.


Don’t Forget to Check out the Online Model Bridge Contest:

This contest has a “sister” contest you all should check out – the Online Bridge Competition. This contest is open to all students K-12 in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Students use free software put together by West Point and available for free download to design the cheapest bridge they can that can carry the truck. When you click on the truck button, your design comes to life and if it can’t make it – CRASH! Click here to check it out!

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