The Michigan Engineer News Center

Michigan Student Steel Bridge Team is Top Ten at Nationals

Congratulations to our Student Steel Bridge Team! They took 9th place overall and 3rd place in Display at the 2016 National Student Steel Bridge Competition at Brigham Young University in Utah on May 27 and 28, 2016.| Short Read

The team earned their spot at nationals last April when the team attended the North Central Regional Conference and placed second overall.

Each year, in late summer, the annual ASCE/AISC Student Steel Bridge Competition begins when the year’s rules are released. Teams then use the winter and early spring to design and construct bridges that conform to the year’s competition before competing with one another—in the competitions, the bridges are tested for stability, strength, serviceability, and numerous other attributes.

The Michigan team designed their bridge before fabricating the components using machines available in the machine shop on campus.

The outside of the Ford Robotics building

U-Michigan, Ford open world-class robotics complex

The facility will accelerate the future of advanced and more equitable robotics and mobility | Medium Read