Steel Bridge Team

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The Steel Bridge Team will be displaying our bridge. Every year we are tasked with designing a roughly 22-foot-long bridge capable of holding 2500 pounds (exact parameters vary each year). Once our bridge has been designed using computer software such as RAM Elements, STAAD, and AutoCAD, our team sets about fabricating it; fabrication includes cutting steel pieces, welding, and drilling holes for bolts. At the annual conference, we compete against other schools in the Upstate NY Region in categories such as bridge assembly time, deflection, and bridge weight, with the goal of going to nationals.


Alex Carpenter

RIT Steel Bridge Team

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