January 31 , 2008

group wearing construction hats standing on small steel bridge

The UT team placed first in every category, including construction time, construction economy, weight, stiffness, and structural efficiency. The goal of the competition is to design and build a model bridge that can support 2,500 pounds. The UT Team built their winning structure, weighing 135 pounds with a 21 foot span, in roughly 6.5 minutes. The team will participate in the national competition in Gainesville, Florida later this Spring.