Sponsored by the West Virginia Division of highways, the APPALACHIAN transportation institute, Bridgewalk, The First Energy foundation, and The west Virginia Department of Education

Design.

All West Virginia students in grades 6-12 are eligible to enter the contest! Register, download the Bridge Design 2020 software, and design a bridge that passes the simulated load test. The goal is for your bridge to be as inexpensive as possible.

Build.

The top individuals/teams will advance to the Finals at Marshall University in Huntington, WV. Finalists will be mailed a kit that they will use to build a balsa bridge that they will bring to the Finals to be load tested to determine the strength-to-weight ratio.

Win!

ALL Finalists will be awarded cash prizes! Win even more money by placing 1st, 2nd, or 3rd in one (or both!) of the two contests: Bridge Design and Balsa Bridge Building. There is also a prize for the Most Aesthetic Bridge. Finalists will win between $100 and $400+!