2009 NATIONAL TIMBER BRIDGE DESIGN COMPETITION
Summary of Results
For 2009 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 $
WA State Univ. ASCE 1.70 12.8 707 23.0 7 7 8 7 -- 10 --
OR State Univ. ASCE & FPS Team Orange 2.13 41.1 322 4.52 2 1 6 5 -- 5 $850
San Fran State Univ. (Truss) ASCE 4.14 57.3 493 13.5 10 10 10 2 3 12 $300
OR State Univ. ASCE & FPS Team Black 5.99 83.4 490 8.24 11 9 12 6 6 10 --
Ohio State Univ. ASCE 6.5 50.4 897 13.0 11 10 11 4 1 8 $300
Laval University (Quebec) FPS 7.51 90.7 435 13.5 12 12 13 8 -- 12 --
San Fran State Univ. (Arch) ASCE 6.58 38.3 345 4.86 6 9 3 3 -- 9 $250
Cal Poly-San Luis Obispo ASCE 1.45 29.3 637 5.54 3 2 7 5 5 4 $600
Oklahoma State (Truss) ASCE 1.61 4.40 952 2.70 1 3 2 6 4 2 $1,050
Oklahoma State (I-Beam) ASCE 5.41 15.4 635 4.50 8 11 4 11 -- 6 --
U. S. Military Academy ASCE 6.35 5.8 311 1.52 4 6 1 1 -- 14 $750
SD School of Mines 7 Tech. ASCE 8.71 33.4 301 14.4 7 8 5 7 2 1 $500
Univ of Texas San Antonio ASCE 4.24 41.5 381 4.88 9 5 14 9 -- 6 --
Univ of Arkansas Little Rock FPS 3.2 21.0 366 4.10 5 4 9 10 -- 3 $200
Clarkson University ASCE 10.1 DQ 1418 1.97 DQ DQ DQ 7 -- 15 --
This competition is open to all ASCE and FPS Student Chapters at univerities and college across the U.S. and Canada. 2009 was the 17th 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.
DQ = Not eligible for performance award or Best Overall Design. Bridge did not meet all rules and performance criteria.
ASCE - American Society of Civil Engineers      FPS - Forest Products Society
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