The S&E Library is proud to display UCSD’s entry from the 2008 Pacific Southwest Regional Conference Steel Bridge competition. The 20 foot steel bridge was designed and built at UCSD by the Society of Civil Engineers.The team consisted of twelve undergraduate engineering students, and the bridge took second place among 17 competing schools.
The contest required the team to follow strict building requirements, and the final scoring was based on various measures of structural integrity (under a 2500 lb. load) and structural efficiency (how quickly it could be built by the fewest people). The contest tested the students’ creativity and analytical skills, while also teaching real-life machining and fabrication skills.
Stop on by and check it out near the S&E reference desk.