In July 2016, the Board of Direction of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) — our primary sponsor — decided that it would no longer fund the Engineering Encounters Bridge Design Contest. As a result, the contest database and automated judging system have been shut down, and we are no longer able to staff this website. Effective now, we are unable to offer the Bridge Design Contest in any form — national or local.
We hope to continue providing the Bridge Designer 2016 software for free download from this website; however, from this point forward, we do not have the resources to provide software updates or fixes. Given the ever-changing nature of the IT environment, the long-term future of the Bridge Designer is uncertain at best.
We wish to thank the millions of students and teachers who have supported this project for the past 15 years. It has been an honor to serve you.
– The Contest Team