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Welcome to the 2nd Annual 2019 Delaware Bridge Design Competition.

This event is a hands-on engineering competition aimed to engage students interested in the math, science, and engineering fields. The program is designed to encourage middle school and high school students to address real-world problems and inspire them to consider careers in transportation and civil engineering. Students will use Computer Aided Drafting (CAD) and 3-D modeling software to design and detail plans for a truss bridge. Students will use their design to create a balsa wood model. Participants will develop a portfolio and PowerPoint presentation outlining their design. Their bridge models will also be tested on the day of the competition. The Delaware Bridge Design Competition and all associated software and materials are FREE to all participating students. For more information, see the Delaware Bridge Design Competition Guidelines below.

Note: There are differences in the guidelines and due dates for the Delaware and National competitions. Please read the guidelines carefully.

Design/Build Challenge

Internship Opportunities

All juniors and seniors in high school who are interested in a career in Civil Engineering are encouraged to consider applying for internship opportunities with The Delaware Department of Transportation for the Summer of 2020. All summer internships for the Summer of 2019 are currently filled. However, consideration for internships in the Summer of 2020 will begin in November 2019 and will extend until April 2020. Please contact Craig Stevens   for more information.




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Contact Us

Craig Stevens, P.E.  
Bridge Design Engineer
Delaware Department of Transportation
Scott Walls, P.E.  
Bridge Design Project Engineer
Delaware Department of Transportation
Nicholas Dean, P.E.  
Bridge Design Project Engineer
Delaware Department of Transportation

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