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AISC Steel Bridge Competition Team 2023-24

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Project has ended
Project ended on March 15, at 11:59 PM EDT
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Support UMass Amherst AISC Steel Bridge Competition Team!

Who are we?

Hello and welcome to the UMass Steel Bridge Team donation page! Thank you for being here!

The AISC Steel Bridge Competition Team is a group of roughly 15 ambitious engineers whose goal is to design, fabricate, and construct a 21-foot-long steel bridge. In April, our team of engineers will travel to the regional competition at the University of New Hampshire, where we will face off against other schools to construct the most efficient bridge within the strict rules of the competition. Our bridge will then be tested on its ability to sustain a total load of 2500 pounds vertically and 75 pounds laterally. Judges will rank our bridge based on specific criteria such as construction speed, stiffness, structural efficiency, aesthetics, and more. 

If our bridge ranks well enough in our regional competition, we will be granted the opportunity to travel to the AISC Steel Bridge national finals.

The overall objective of our team is to proudly represent UMass Amherst at the AISC Competition, while also generating a long-term, positive environment in which aspiring engineers can grow and learn to thrive in a team setting. 

Current Team Status

The team is currently in the design phase working on bridge models, hand calculations, and drawings. Our design this year is focusing on improving the constructability of our bridge. We are hoping that we will be able to lower our construction time below 30 minutes, thus improving from last year and likely placing very high in the competition. 

Where Donations Will Go To?

Any donations we receive will be used to help us pay for housing/travel expenses, new tools, and registration fees. We would greatly appreciate any support you could give whether it be a donation or simply spreading the word about our organization. Doing so would make you a crucial factor in the success of our team!


Thank You!

Your donations mean the world to us and we are extremely grateful for the support. These gifts will impact the experience of undergraduates for years to come. Thank you!


Steel Bridge Competition Team

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Arch Bridge

A classic and well respected donation, just like an arch bridge!


Beam Bridge

A nice and sturdy donation akin to the likes of a powerful steel beam bridge!


Simple Truss Bridge

A simple yet quite effective donation similar to the efficient design of a simple truss bridge!


Suspension Bridge

A cool and flashy donation that makes us think of a tall suspension bridge!


Complex Truss Bridge

An impressive and powerful donation that boggles our minds like a complex truss design would!


Brooklyn Bridge

A trusty and well designed donation that we wouldn't be anywhere without!


Sydney Harbor Bridge

A hearty and epic donation taller and bigger than the Sydney Harbor Bridge! Any sponsor who donates $500 or more will have an opportunity to put a name or logo on our team's competition t-shirt.


Golden Gate Bridge

An enormous donation of legendary proportions; you might as well gift us the Golden Gate Bridge! Anyone who donates in this level will receive a personalized thank you video from our team, in addition to rewards for the previous tier.