2017 NATIONAL TIMBER BRIDGE DESIGN COMPETITION
Summary of Results
To view individual entries, click on the team name below.
School/ Team Net Bridge Deflection1
-% of allowable
Net Deck Deflection2
- % of allowable
Total Bridge Weight
-kg-
Bridge Weight
(kg/m2)
Percent Non-Wood (%)3
%
Best Overall Design
***
Best Support Structure Best Deck Most Practical Design Most Aesthetic Design Most Innovative Design
San Francisco State University
ASCE
77 ** 352 66.2 12.8 -- 5 -- 5 2 3
Univ. of Missouri-Columbia
ASCE
19 12.7 1020 191.7 0.006 1 1 1 2 4 1
State Univ. New York, Envir.
Science &Forestry - FPS
28 12.4 716 75.5 1.16 2 2 2 1 1 2
University of Kansas
ASCE
98 ** 295 55.5 12 -- 4 -- 4 3 4
Temple University
ASCE
64 ** 472 88.72 1.68 -- 3 -- 3 5 5
This competition is open to all ASCE and FPS Student Chapters at univerities and college across the U.S. and Canada. 2017 was the 25th 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
** Loading setup and gauges were not properly placed to measure deck deflection at its weakest point, as required by Rules.
***Only the Entries meeting all performance rules are eligible to compete for Best Overall Design, Best Support Structure, and Best Deck

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