Area students compete in statewide bridge contest

5/21/16 / The Herald Dispatch

HUNTINGTON - Approximately 25 teams of high school and middle school students competed in the final round of the West Virginia Bridge Design and Build Contest.

The top ranked teams were invited to participate in the finals Saturday at Marshall University in Huntington.

The statewide contest is intended to conduct outreach to middle school and high school students in the area of engineering, specifically civil engineering. The contest primarily covers bridge design, but teams invited to the final round also had the opportunity to compete in a bridge building contest.

The teams in the finals received a Balsa wood kit to construct a bridge and bring to the competition.