AISC / ASCE Student Chapter Steel Bridge-Building Competition

As the founding father (some might say grandfather) of the steel bridge-building competition, I have created this link page to assist and inspire, and sometimes entertain, the student chapters working on the steel bridge competition. I hope you enjoy the photos showing you some of the earliest bridges, some of which weighed over 500 pounds and took hours to build! What a long way you've come!  

Bob Shaw

1987 competition - the inaugural competition

photos from 1988 and 1989 competitions

Please visit these links. If you wish to add your steel bridge-building link to this page, send it to: