High and Middle School Students

to participate in next year's contest to be held on


Saturday, 25th February, 2017


in the Activity Center of

Chehaw Park, Albany


National Engineers Week

·        The competition is an annual event celebrating National Engineers’ Week in Southwest Georgia to create awareness among school students and their parents about the engineering profession.

·        The event is sponsored by Chehaw Park Authority, which manages one of the two accredited zoos in the state of Georgia and dedicated to conservation, preservation and education of wild life and their natural habitat.

·        The competition provides an opportunity for students in Southwest Georgia working as a team  to solve realistic engineering problems by designing and building a structurally efficient balsa wood bridge according to very demanding specifications. The efficiency will be measured by the ratio of the breaking load to the weight of the bridge which is restricted to 1 ounce. A panel of judges from industry and research organizations will conduct the testing and declare the winners.

·        The competition is open to all high school and middle school students in Southwest Georgia. Any number of teams, each consisting of 1 to 3 members, can participate from one school in their respective categories (high or middle school).

·       The top 3 teams in each category will be awarded commemorative prizes. The plaque in each category will be given to the school with the best overall performance in that category. All participants (students and teachers) will get free commemorative T-shirts.

Model Bridge Building Tips


Anatomy of A Bridge


2005 Bridge Building Competition

2006 Bridge Building Competition

2007 Bridge Building Competition

2008 Bridge Building Competition

2009 Bridge Building Competition

2010 Bridge Building Competition

2011 Bridge Building Competition

2012 Bridge Building Competition

2013 Bridge Building Competition

2014 Bridge Building Competition

2015 Bridge Building Competition

2016 Bridge Building Competition

Registration Form

Rules of the competition can be viewed here:

Ř      High School Bridge Building Contest Rules

Ř      Middle School Bridge Building Contest Rules