After displaying their steel bridges on the opening day of the 2018 ASCE Southeast Student Conference, the teams of engineering students faced the challenge of the Steel Bridge Competition on Friday, March 2, in the University of Florida’s O’Connell Center.

Teams raced the clock to build their steel bridge within a 30-minute window, with points deducted for exceeding the time. The final bridges were tested for stability, strength, and serviceability using standardized lateral and vertical loads.