The construction and testing of model bridges promotes the study and application of principles of physics and engineering and it also helps students develop "hands on" skills. Through participating, students get a flavor of what it is to be an engineer, designing structures to a set of specs and then seeing them perform their function.
Audience for This Competition
This competition is suitable for High School students and teachers interested in mathematics, physics, research, and engineering.
Rules & Eligibility Criteria
High school students from Suffolk and Nassau counties, Long Island, NY.
- 2022 Bridge Competition Rules and Specifications
- 2022 BNL Model Bridge Competition Inspection Report
Bridge Building Participants
Where to Drop-off Your Bridges
Bridges must be dropped off at Brookhaven’s Main Gate on the qualification dates and times listed on this page.The bridges will then be inspected by BNL staff the following week to determine if all specifications have been met.
Join the Competition & Awards Ceremony
This year's contest will be held virtually. Participants can chat live with BNL engineers as well as view this Premier event on the Brookhaven Lab YouTube channel on Tuesday, March 29, 2022 at 4:00 p.m.
There will be awards for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place as well as an aesthetic award for bridge design.
The first and second place bridges in this BNL regional contest will be entered into the International Contest which will be held in Covington Township, Pennsylvania on Saturday, May 7, 2022. The winner of the International Contest will receive a 1/2 tuition scholarship to Illinois Institute of Technology.
This scholarship is subject to the student applying and meeting all regular IIT admission criteria.
|December 13, 2021||Registration opens|
|March 4, 2022||Registration closes|