Bridge Building Competition!

With a weekend of hard work, we’re ready to get this year into full swing, here are some of the upcoming events we have planned:

General Meeting - Monday, September 21st, 6-7pm @ Tong Auditorium in ECB

First general meeting of the year, stop by to test your design skills building gum drop bridges! The team that builds the best bridge will receive a Cash Prize!

CEE Golf Outing – Thursday, September 24th, 8-5pm @ Pleasant View Golf Course

Fundraising event for CEE Department, bringing together alumni, industry colleagues, faculty, staff, and students for a day of fun and fundraising in support of the CEE department. If you are interested in helping out at the hole that the Steel Bridge Team is running, please email us back and Erik Silvis will get you the information that you need!

Design Meeting - Thursday, September 24th, 6-8pm @ M1053 ECB

We’re getting an early start on design this year, so come by to understand the unique challenges of designing this year’s bridge and if time permits, we will dive into SAP2000!

Kickoff Meetings

We had a really good turnout at Engineering Bash, thank you to everyone who came to check us out. Hope to see you at the upcoming kickoff meetings!

ASCE Kickoff Meeting - Thursday, September 10th 7:30 pm @ 1800 Engineering Hall

Steel Bridge Kickoff Meeting - Monday, September 14th 6:30 pm @ 1610 Engineering Hall

Rules are out!

The rules for the 2016 National Student Steel Bridge Competition have been posted finally! You can read through them here!

So in related news, get ready for a new year of Steel Bridge! Come see us at Engineering Bash in front of Engineering Hall on Tuesday, September 1st from 4-8 pm if you’re interested in learning more about our team.

Thank You Sponsors!

One last thank you to all of our sponsors this year, check them out on our page here!

We’d like to thank you for the continued support of the UW-Steel Bridge team.

If you would be interested in sponsoring the team next year, please send us an e-mail at

Have a great summer everyone!


Nationals Results

This year, our team created one of the most successful bridges that UW-Steel Bridge has ever seen. MADISPAN took 8th place overall, 2nd in construction speed, and 3rd place in construction economy and speed. What is even more impressive is that if you remove our 1/16″ dimensional violation penalty from our score, we would’ve received first place overall! Looking ahead, we now know exactly what it takes to be successful at the national level and we hope to build on this year’s achievements! Thank you to all of our sponsors, this year couldn’t have happened without you!DSC02483

The team pictured with MADISPAN outside of the Kansas City Convention Center


The co-chairs with this year’s awards

Regional Champions!

The past weekend was an amazing experience and the hard work that we’ve all put in over the course of the year finally paid off when we took home first place in the overall steel bridge competition!



Our team also received first place for Display, Construction Speed, Economy, Lightness, and Efficiency and second place in Stiffness.