2014 SWMO MSPE Regional Model Bridge Contest

On Thursday, March 13, 2014 the Southwest Chapter of the Missouri Society of Professional Engineers held the 13th Annual Regional Model Bridge Contest at Missouri Southern State University in the Billingsley Student Center from 6 to 8 pm.

Bridges are designed and built by high school students using 3/32” x 3/32” lengths of Basswood.  The bridge specifications require a maximum weight of 25 grams with maximum dimensions of length 350 millimeter by width 75 millimeter by height 100 millimeter.

The top three finishers receive cash prizes of $100, $50 and $25 respectively.

First place was Caleb Skocy a senior at Rich Hill High School.  His bridge weighed 17.39 grams and carried 86.9 pounds for an efficiency ratio of 2,266.7.  His school sponsor is Phil Stump.

Second place was Holly Tate a freshman at Ballard High School.  Her bridge weighed 19.01 grams and carried 63.6 pounds for an efficiency ratio of 1,517.5.  Her school sponsor is James Hurst.

Third place was JayLynn Armstrong a freshman at Church Alive Christian School.  Her bridge weighed 24.61 grams and carried 77.0 pounds for an efficiency ratio of 1,419.22.  Her school sponsor is John Koehler.

Seventy-six students from 9 area high schools participated in the contest.  The average efficiency ratio was 645.2.

Caleb Skocy and Holly Tate are now eligible to participate in the 37th Annual International Bridge Building Contest to be held in Chicago, Illinois on May 10, 2014.

First Place Bridge

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Results Tables

Tabulated results for the High School division: HS Results

Tabulated results for the Challenge division: Challenge Results

Tabulated results for all contestants: All Contestants Results