UE’s 46th Annual Balsawood Bridge Competition Set for February 27

Posted: Monday, February 22, 2016

The University of Evansville student section of the American Society of Civil Engineers will conduct UE’s annual balsawood bridge competition on Saturday, February 27. This annual event has been an integral part of ASCE’s community involvement for 46 years. Kindergarten through high school aged children will participate in the competition, which will take place at the Evansville Museum of Arts, History and Science from 11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.

Preparations for the competition began a few months ago when participants were given balsawood and design specifications with which to build their bridges. The completed bridges will be brought to the competition where UE civil engineering students will inspect them for compliance with the rules and test their strength. The bridge that holds the most weight but uses the least amount of balsawood wins in different age group categories. The high school junior who places in the top three in the high school category will be offered a scholarship to UE.

UE civil engineering student Justin Trevino is the competition’s project manager.


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