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The construction and testing of model bridges promotes the study and
application of fundamental principles physics and also helps high
school students develop "hands on" skills through bridge construction.
By participating in the Bridge Building Competition students get a
flavor of what it is to be an Engineer, designing structures to a
set of specifications and then seeing them perform their function.
They are also provided with an academically-oriented extracurricular
activity which is recognized school-wide.
2017 International Contest Information
Announcements and bridge specifications for the 2017 International
Bridge Building Contest to be held in Dallas, Texas on Saturday, April 22, 2017.
2017 Chicago Regional Contest Information
Announcements and bridge specifications for the 2017 Chicago Regional
Bridge Building Contest to be held at Illinois Institute of Technology in
Chicago, Illinois on Tuesday, January 24, 2017.
Parking is available on a first-come, first-served basis after 4:00pm
in IIT lots shown in RED on the
parking permit. Please display this permit on the dashboard of
Regional Contest Locator
Find your school's region, if it is already established,
and who organizes the regional contest.
Setting up new Regions
Learn how to start a new region if your school is not
currently within an established region.
Running your own school contest
Tips on organizing and conducting your own school contest.
Bridge building help
Links to bridge building tips and
the video of Roy Coleman's tutorial on bridge building.
Pictures and Videos of past contests
Documents and information pertaining to the International Bridge
The International Bridge Building Committee
We maintain this web site, oversee the International Contest each year
and keep track of new regions. Find out who we are!
Last update: January 19, 2017
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For further information, contact: Prof. Carlo Segre -
Illinois Institute of Technology
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