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2012 West Point Bridge Design Contest

It’s that time of year again, and the 11th annual West Point Bridge Design (WPBD Contest) Contest is starting. Registration is free and open to anyone, so I encourage you to try your hand in this fun contest. The software for the contest is simple to use, and actually is a great tool for learning how bridges work, and how forces are spread out in a given bridge design. Here is the link to the main site: Manilla File Folder […]


2012 WPBD GarrettsBridges.com Local Contest

Announcing the 2012 West Point Bridge Design Local Contest for GarrettsBridges.com. This contest will run from March 12th through April 30th, 2012. This local contest is open to all visitors of garrettsbridges.com regardless of age or schooling.


Bridge Building Contests

International Bridge Building Competition Manilla File Folder Bridge Physics Balsa Bridge Building Contest If you know of any other bridge building contests, let me know by leaving a comment.


February 2017 Bridge Building Contest

Contest is complete Congratulations to Peter for submitting the winning design, at $189,049.56. Join in the fun with our new model bridge contest series. Your submission could win a $50 Amazon gift card. More than that, you can learn more about how bridges work with this unique software program. This contest uses the Bridge Designer 2016 free software (download link below), and is a taste into virtual bridge building. Your goal is to design a bridge that safely supports a […]


GarrettsBridges WPBD Local Contest

GarrettsBridges.com is hosting a West Point Bridge Design Local Contest. This local contest starts today and runs to March 1, 2010. All designs must be submitted by Midnight, March 1. This contest is open to anyone under the age of 25


January GarrettsBridges.com Contest

Win a cash prize by submitting a post with pictures about your model bridge. This is a contest for the month of January, 2011. Simply write up a short article about your bridge and include pictures. Write about how you build the bridge, what design you used, what you did to test the bridge, how it performed, what you might change if you did it again, and what you learned. How to Enter Upload a post and pictures to GarrettsBridges.com. […]


Military West Point Bridge Designer Contest 2010

THE 2010 WEST POINT BRIDGE DESIGN CONTEST IS ALMOST UNDERWAY! The United States
Military Academy is pleased to offer the West Point Bridge Design Contest once
again. The purpose of this Internet-based competition is to provide middle school
and high school students with a realistic, engaging introduction to engineering


Murrah High School’s Contest-winning Bridge

Hello! As promised, here are some pics of our bridge we entered into Jackson State Univ’s Mathematics & Engineering Fair (Jackson, MS). We were amongst what appeared to be a lot of other folks that were just as clueless as us about bridge building! This is our first effort, so a win is a win, right? It is made entirely of 1/8″ square balsa. It weighed 0.1 lbs (~45 g) & supported just under 10 lbs. The top chord is […]


West Point Bridge Design Contest

The 2007 contest is over, check back next year for another chance to win! Here is the Local Contest’s winning bridge: This is not the winning design for the worldwide contest, just the GarrettsBridges.com local contest. Congratulations to Big Jake who submitted the design and won $100. Click here to go to the current West Point Bridge Design Contest discussion





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