Northern Arizona University
2017-2018 Steel Bridge Team
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The 2017-2018 Steel Bridge Project is conducted in association with the 2018 National Student Steel Bridge Competition. The designed and fabricated steel bridge model will be showcased and used for competition at the Pacific Southwest Conference in April of 2018.


Modeling of both steel members and connections will be performed in order to properly analyize the proposed bridge before moving onto the fabrication process.


Members will be prepared with respect to the shop drawings of the design. Welding and complex cutting is to be subcontracted out to expedite the process and ensure a high quality final product is produced.


The bridge will be constructed in competition on April 14th, 2018 in Tempe, Arizona for the 2018 ASCE Pacific Southwest Conference.

Meet The Team

We are the Northern Arizona University 2017-2018 Steel Bridge Team!

Isaac Block

Senior Civil Engineer

Ian Connair

Senior Civil Engineer

Taylor Erdmann

Senior Civil Engineer

Matt Parrish

Senior Civil Engineer

Feel free to email us with any questions!

Our Technical Advisor and Client

Thank you to our Technical Advisor and Client for their support!

Thomas Nelson, PE, SE, MS

Technical Advisor

Mark Lamer, PE

Project Client

Feel free to email with any questions!

Our Sponsors

Thank You To Our Sponsors!


Browse our files to find information on our Project Proposal, Project Management, Design Report, CAD Drawings, RISA Modelling, and Photo Gallery.

Project Information

Location, Competition Rules

Project Proposal

Proposal Document, Presentation

Project Management

Scheduling, Budgeting, Meeting Minutes

Design Report and Results

Final Design Report, Results

Drawings and Modelling

Shop Drawings, RISA Modelling

Photo Gallery



Follow our story as we move forward.

  • August 2017

    Assembling the Team

    Each member is a senior civil engineering student at Northern Arizona University. Together, we formed the 2017-2018 Steel Bridge Team to explore our interests in structural design.

  • September 2017-December 2017

    Bridge Design

    From sketches to models, a bridge design was selected and connections designs were fine tuned.

  • January 2018

    Fabrication Begins

    With the help of our sponsors, Page Steel and K-zell Metals, fabrication started in mid-January!

  • April 2018

    Pacific Southwest Conference

    On April 14th, 2018 the team competed in the 2018 Pacific Southwest Conference!