​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Awards Competition

Overview

The National Bridge and Structure Competition is held annually for students from participating TRAC™ & RIDES states. Guidelines for the competition are posted on the TRAC™ website in October, and the final competition is held the following May during the AASHTO Spring Meeting.

​2018 BRIDGE CHALLENGE GUIDELINES​

2018 AASHTO Bridge Competition (Grade 7-8)ii (4).doc

2018 AASTHO Bridge Competition (Grade 9-10) (002)ii (3).doc

2018 AASHTO Bridge Competition (Grade 11-12)ii (2).doc


​SAMPLE PORTFOLIO (The attached portfolio is intended to help students create a complete portfolio; the document includes minimum requirements necessary to be considered for the challenge.   All work provided to enter the contest should be the student's own work.

ex proposal.pdf



Winner's Circle: 2017 National Bridge Building Competition

SENIOR DIVISION

First Place

School Name:

Negaunee High School

Team Name:
Industrial Bridge Builders of Negaunee

Students:

Mitchell LaBelle

Thomas Ziegler

Zachery Champion

Advisor:

Kevin Bell

                    
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Negaunee High School, Negaunee, Michigan
Industrial Bridge Builders of Negaunee

​Second Place

School Name:
Moss Point Career and Technical

Engineering Knights

Students:                                                

Shannon Lewis

James Poindexter

Alysia Rester

​Advisor:
Billy Carroll 

                        








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 Moss Point Career and Technical Education Center
 Moss Point, Mississippi, Engineering Knights




Third Place

School Name:                             

Annapolis High School

Team Name:

AHS Bridge Works

Students:

Jasmine Cassidy

Robert Shamus

Rigo Silvia

Advisor:

Victoria Sweet




JUNIOR DIVISION

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 Annapolis High School, Dearborn Heights, Michigan
 AHS Bridge Works

First Place

School Name:

KAT Homeschool


Team Name:
Mortiferous Dragons

Students:

Austin Holmes

Cole Burchfield

Matthew Higgins

Advisor:​

Tiffany Holmes









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 KAT Homeschool, Portage, Michigan
 Mortiferous Dragons


Second Place

School Name:
Northville High School

Team Name:
The Mustangs

Students:                                               

Disha Satapathy

Rishab Lanka

Pranav Rakkappan              

Advisor:

Diane Xu


    




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 Northville High School, Northville, Michigan
 The Mustangs


Third Place

School Name:

Brandon High School

Team Name:
The Suspension Is Killing Me

Students:

Sarah Pesta

Kyra Burger

Haley Solo

Advisor:

Pauline Bandlow










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 Brandon High School, Ortonville, Michigan
 The Suspension Is Killing Me




MIDDLE DIVISION

First Place

School Name:
Meads Mill Middle School

Team Name:
A2R Builders

Students:

Amanda Zhang

Rohan Dhulipalla

Arthur Zhao

Advisor:
Diane Xu








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 Meads Mill Middle School, Northville, MI
 A2R Builders


Second Place

School Name:  

Da Vinci Academy

Team Name:

GTA Truss & Co.

Students:

Tai Hackett

Griffin Starr

Ansel Tucker

Advisor:

Dave Hackett









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 Da Vinci Academy, Davis, California
 GTA Truss & Co.


Third Place

School Name:

Portage Central Middle School

Team Name:
Bam! Bridge

Students: 

Ashleigh Staples

Molly VanDerWoude

Katie Bryant

Advisor:
Amy Franks








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 Portage Central Middle School, Portage, Michigan
 Bam! Bridge

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