West Point Bridge Design Local Contest

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West Point Bridge Design Local Contest

Post by Garrett » Thu Jan 04, 2007 1:59 pm

To all the bridge builders out there :)

I have started a West Point Bridge Design Contest for anyone interested. This contest is scheduled to end March 31st, and there is a prize of $100 for the winner.

To enter, you have to register a team on the contest website. Be sure to enter the local contest code, GBC50A, on the last page of registration.

Have fun. The bridge design software is a blast to mess around with.

You can check the local scoreboard here:
http://bridgecontest.usma.edu/standings ... GBC50A.htm

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Bridge Costs

Post by admin » Thu Jan 04, 2007 7:19 pm

I tried the software for about an hour and got $168,672.00 for the cost of the bridge. How does that compare to others?
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Post by OMdrummer » Thu Jan 04, 2007 8:53 pm

if you go to the website he posted and press on results along the top link bar it shows past winners and the money the bridges costed

hope that helps

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Post by Garrett » Fri Jan 05, 2007 6:40 am

I do not officially know the costs of the bridges in the local contest, but I know that second place is around $174,000.

For the national contest my personal best is ~$153,000. That is 18th in the East Central zone.

The costs for the previous national winners aren't going to help that much because each year had a unique bridge design challenge created just for the final round of competitors.

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Post by Big Jake » Thu Feb 01, 2007 11:17 am

What prices u guys at now?

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Costs

Post by admin » Sat Feb 03, 2007 3:54 pm

I'm at $150,825.28.
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Post by Big Jake » Sun Feb 04, 2007 3:56 pm

im at 148k somthin. can u not get yours any cheaper?

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Post by soccers56 » Wed Feb 21, 2007 9:52 pm

wow thats really good...I haven't gotten mine below 170k yet. But theres still time to play around with this thing.
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Post by SundayForever » Thu May 19, 2011 1:31 am

I do not officially know the costs of the bridges in the local contest, but I know that second place is around $174,000.

smileshine

Post by smileshine » Mon Apr 08, 2013 7:34 pm

I'm at $145,875.36.

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