2018-2019 Steel Bridge Team

Northern Arizona University

The purpose of this project is to create a 1:10 scale steel bridge that models a full size bridge. The bridge is to be designed, fabricated, and erected in accordance with the rules and guidelines outlined in the 2019 Student Steel Bridge Competition (SSBC) which is sponsored by the American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC). The Steel Bridge team will compete against 18 other schools at California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, on April 3rd - 6th, 2019.

The bridge submitted for competition will be judged according to aesthetics, construction speed, lightness, stiffness, construction economy, structural efficiency, and overall performance. These scoring categories will be furthered discussed in the following sections. Overall, the purpose of this project is to enter a competing bridge model that will perform exceptionally at the 2019 SSBC.


Kayley Adams - Senior Civil Engineer


George Beamish - Senior Civil Engineer


Emmanuel James - Senior Civil Engineer


Andrew Samson - Senior Civil Engineer



Mark Lamer, PE- Client


Thomas Nelson, PE, SE, MS - Technical Advisor


Sabrina Ballard, EIT - Technical Advisor