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Welcome to the Inaugural 2018 Delaware Bridge Design Competition.

This event is a hands-on engineering competition aimed to engage students interested in the math, science, and engineering fields. The program is designed to encourage middle school and high school students to address real-world problems and inspire them to consider careers in transportation and civil engineering. Students will use Computer Aided Drafting (CAD) and 3-D modeling software to design and detail plans for a truss bridge. Students will use their design to create a balsa wood model. Participants will develop a portfolio and PowerPoint presentation outlining their design. Their bridge models will also be tested on the day of the competition. The Delaware Bridge Design Competition and all associated software and materials are FREE to all participating students. For more information, see the Delaware Bridge Design Competition Guidelines below.

For more information about TRAC visit their website .

Note: There are differences in the guidelines and due dates for the Delaware and National competitions. Please read the guidelines carefully.

Design/Build Challenge

  • Delaware Bridge Design Competition Guidelines
  • Delaware Bridge Design Competition Application
  • Schedule
    • January 12, 2018 – Bridge Design Competition applications must be submitted
    • February 16, 2018 – Bridge Kits will be shipped to teams by the TRAC office
    • April 5, 2018 – Proposals due
    • April 26, 2018 – Competition to be held at the 2018 Delaware Technology Student Association (TSA) State Conference at the State Fairground in Harrington, Delaware
  • Supplies - Provided in Kits
    • Balsa Wood
    • Ruler
    • Long Pins
    • Drafting Paper
    • S-Hook
    • U-Bolt Bracket
    • Wax Paper
    • Model Smart 3D Software
    • Wood Glue
    • Painter's Bucket
    • Measuring Cup
    • Safety Cutters
    • Safety Manual
    • BB CD
    • Teacher's Guide CD
    • MicroStation V8i Software
  • Awards
    • Please stay tuned for more information coming soon

Internship Opportunities

  • Please stay tuned for more information coming soon

Resources

News

  • Please stay tuned for more information coming soon

Contact Us

Craig Stevens, P.E.  
Bridge Design Engineer
Delaware Department of Transportation
302.760.2322
Scott Walls, P.E.  
Bridge Design Project Engineer
Delaware Department of Transportation
302.760.2317
Nicholas Dean, P.E.  
Bridge Design Project Engineer
Delaware Department of Transportation
302.760.2318


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