2018 NATIONAL TIMBER BRIDGE DESIGN COMPETITION
Summary of Results
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School/ Team Net Bridge Deflection1
-% of allowable
Net Deck Deflection2
- % of allowable
Total Bridge Weight
-kg-
Bridge Weight
(kg/m2)
Percent Non-Wood (%)3
%
Best Overall Design
***
Best Support Structure Best Deck Most Practical Design Most Aesthetic Design Most Innovative Design
Lawrence Technological Univ.
ASCE
99.5 64 319 61.3 2.2 3 3 3 3 2 2
Texas Tech University
ASCE
112.7* ** 243 46.7 5.4 -- -- -- 1 4 5
Laval University, Quebec CA
ASCE
39.1 27 547 86.8 2.4 2 2 1 4 5 3
San Francisco State University
ASCE
17.4 1 1,202 231 3.0 1 1 2 5 1 1
State Univ. New York, Envir.
Science &Forestry - FPS
75.9 37 669 128.7 3.2 4 4 4 2 3 4
This competition is open to all ASCE and FPS Student Chapters at univerities and college across the U.S. and Canada. 2018 was the 26th year of this event.
1 - Maximum Allowed = Bridge Span ÷ 400                        2 - Maximum Allowed = deck span 100                         3 - Maximum allowed = 25%
ASCE - American Society of Civil Engineers                        FPS - Forest Products Society
* Exceeded allowable deflection
** Loading setup and gauges were not properly placed to measure deck deflection at its weakest point, as required by Rules.
***Only the Entries meeting all performance rules are eligible to compete for Best Overall Design, Best Support Structure, and Best Deck

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