2008 NATIONAL TIMBER BRIDGE DESIGN COMPETITION
Summary of Results
For 2008 competition rules click here. To view individual entries, click on the team name below.
School/ Team Net Bridge Deflection1 (mm) Net Deck Deflection2 (percent of allowable) Total Bridge Weight (kg) Percent Non-Wood (%)3 Best Overall Design Best Support Structure Best Deck Most Practical Design Most Aesthetic Design Most Innovative Design Total Awards4 $
Univ. Of MA-Amherst - ASCE 2.10 A 1458 81.3 DQ DQ DQ 4 -- 12 $1505
OK State Univ. Team #1 - ASCE 4.49 38.1 725 3.4 3 3 4 1 1 5 tie $1,000
Univ. Of AR - Little Rock - FPS 7.69 62.2 438 2.5 4 5 6 3 tie - 6 $300
Clarkson Univ. -  ASCE 7.07 22.5 341 3.65 1 2 1 6 4 2 $1,750
Univ. Of TX at San Antonio - ASCE 7.09 36.1 327 8.22 6 7 3 8 2 4 $600
OR State Univ. (Orange Team)  FPS/ASCE 2.06 B 518 3.07 DQ 10 tie DQ 7 -- 13 tie $150
OR State Univ. (Black Team) FPS/ASCE 2.59 3.40 653 2.9 9 10 tie 8 12 -- 13 tie $150
U. S. Military Academy ASCE 6.53 26.1 491 18.15 8 9 7 13 -- 5 tie $150
Ohio State Univ. ASCE >10 >100 562 2.30 DQ DQ DQ 11 tie -- 11 $150
University of Buffalo ASCE 9.96 23.0 318 12.3 7 11 5 9 -- 7 $150
U of MO at Col. Team 2 - ASCE 1.88 38.3 588 7.58 2 4 2 3 tie 5 3 $1,200
San Fran ST U (I-Beam) - ASCE 13.87 69.8 294 4.33 DQ DQ 10 5 -- 9 $150
U of MO at Col. Team 6 - ASCE 1.69 B 473 8.79 DQ 1 DQ 2 tie 3 1 $1,050
Univ of Tenn. (Martin) - ASCE 2.03 B 550 2.34 DQ 8 DQ 11 tie -- 9 $150
San Fran St. U (Cable) - ASCE 73.7 65.9 470 14.50 DQ DQ 11 10 6 8 tie $250
OK State Univ. Team 2 - ASCE 3.23 49.9 1021 0.89 5 6 9 2 tie -- 8 tie $350
This competition is open to all ASCE and FPS Student Chapters at universities and college across the U.S. and Canada. 2009 was the 16th year of this event.
1Maximum allowed = 9.5 mm                                 2 Maximum allowable = 100% of (deck span 100).                                       3 Max. allowed = 25%
4Top three receive monetary awards.                     5 Each team also received a $150 participation award.
DQ = Not eligible for performance award or Best Overall Design. Bridge did not meet all rules and performance criteria.
A - Did not meet all design criteria, so not eligible for performance award.
B - Load point and/or gauge location not properly selected to test deck at weakest point.
ASCE - American Society of Civil Engineers      FPS - Forest Products Society
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