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The Engineering Encounters Bridge Design Contest, formerly the West Point Bridge Design Contest, is an Internet-based competition that provides middle school and high school students with a realistic, engaging introduction to engineering. The contest is sponsored by the American Society of Civil Engineers and The Army Educational Outreach Program. Check out other STEM activities and programs sponsored by these organizations.
Websites American Society of Civil Engineers A site for engineering professionals with information on publications, job openings, educational programs, conferences, and other industry resources. Association for Bridge Construction and Design Learn about the activities of this organization devoted to improving the science of bridge design, construction, and maintenance. Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute This organization is dedicated to fostering greater understanding and use of precast/prestressed concrete. The Clark Bridge, Alton Illinois A photo history of the bridge featured in the NOVA program Super Bridge. NOVA | Build a Bridge
BUILDING BIG: All About Bridges
Bridges - their structure and function This year is the bicentenary of the birth of Isambard Kingdom Brunel. Much will be done to celebrate it. In "Sweat and Inspiration" by Martin Worth (ISBN0-7509-2675-9), I K Brunel is mentioned as only one of numerous great engineers, the rest of whom are not so much celebrated in Britain. And these are just some of the many 18th and 19th century British engineers who did so much to change our world. There were, and there are, of course, many great engineers around the world, so let's let celebrate Brunel as the representative of all engineers, rather than as some kind of unique genius. Please ignore the rest of this page if you are simply looking for information about bridges, as it contains only general commentary about the contents.