The Columbia Steel Bridge Team competes in Steel Bridge Competition.

Apr 14 2016

Shown in the photo are the team members, from left to right: Peter Swanson, Liam Dwyer, Colby Johnson, Ishaan Nagpal, Suyesh Thapa, and Jumari Robinson (the team captain). Team members not pictured include Maria Idrovo, David Jacobs, and Etsub Tadesse.

The Columbia Steel Bridge Team competed in the Steel Bridge Competition at the City College of New York on April 9, 2016. It is an annual collegiate competition sponsored by the American Society of Civil Engineers and the American Institute of Steel Construction. This year, Columbia competed against nine other schools in the New York City and northern New Jersey area.

During the competition, students are required to assemble a 20-foot span bridge in under 45 minutes and pass a lateral and vertical load test. The team designed the bridge and and fabricated its components. The team successfully "constructed" the bridge under the 45 minute limit and passed the load testing. The team won third place overall and first place for the lightest bridge (at 180 pounds), and also won third place in the Mead Technical Paper Presentation Contest.