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.
About the Contest
The 2022 contest dates have been set. The Chicago Regional contest will
be held on the Illinois Tech campus on Tuesday, February 8, 2022 and the
International Contest will be held in Covington Township, Pennsylvania on Saturday,
May 7, 2022. The specifications are now available,
please follow the links below.
Announcements and bridge specifications for the 2022 Chicago Regional
Bridge Building Contest to be held at Illinois Institute of Technology in
Chicago, Illinois on Tuesday, February 8, 2022. IIT policy is that masks
are required inside all buildings.
Note: Because of IIT Campus COVID-19 regulations we will
NOT be serving food and cannot allow food deliveries to Campus at this
year's contest as we cannot check everyone's vaccination status and
require that all visitors have a negative COVID-19 test before attending.
Parking is available on the Illinois Tech campus, please follow these
Congratulations to all the 2022 Chicago Area Regional Contest Winners!