2015 NATIONAL TIMBER BRIDGE DESIGN COMPETITION
Summary of Results
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School/ Team Net Bridge Deflection1
-% of allowable
Net Deck Deflection2
- % 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
Mississippi State University
ASCE & FPS
49.2 ** 298 1.62 *** 4 *** 1 7
Lawrence Technological Univ.
ASCE
64.7 43 308 2.93 3 5 6 7 3 4
Oklahoma State University
ASCE (Covered Bridge)
24.1 16 641 0.59 4 2 2 4 5
Oklahoma State University
ASCE (Above Truss)
15.2 17.2 537 4.0 2 3 3 3 6
San Francisco State University
ASCE (Above Truss)
109.7
Exceeded 100%
17.5 430 15.0 *** *** 4 2 5 5
University of Missouri
ASCE
77.5 ** 426 1.30 *** 6 *** 4 3
Oklahoma State University
ASCE (Below Truss)
42.2 4.2 408 4.50 1 1 1 6 4 3
San Francisco State University
ASCE (Arch Suspension)
271.4
Exceeded 100%
97 746 19.3 *** *** 5 5 2 1
San Francisco State University
ASCE (Below Truss)
Not Available Not Available NA NA *** *** *** 4 1 4
This competition is open to all ASCE and FPS Student Chapters at univerities and college across the U.S. and Canada. 2015 was the 23nd year of this event.
1 - Maximum Allowed = Bridge Span ÷ 400                        2Maximum Allowed = deck span 100                         3 Maximum allowed = 25%
ASCE - American Society of Civil Engineers                        FPS - Forest Products Society
Corporate Sponsor: Bell Structural Solutions (Minnesota), a division of Bell Lumber & Pole Company

** Deflection exceeded allowable or load points were not moved to adequately measure deck deflection in its weakest point, as required by Rules.
*** Entries not meeting all rules and performance criteria are disqualified for consideration for Performance and Best Design Awards.
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