General Questions

Will you be developing a version of the Bridge Designer for the iPad (or iPhone, Android, Windows tablets, HTML5, etc.)?

We are always interested in taking the Bridge Designer software to the next level. However our software development team currently consists of one person working in his spare time for no pay. If you think that new versions of the Bridge Designer are needed, we hope you’ll be part of the solution.  We welcome corporate sponsorships, cash donations (through, and effort volunteered by expert programmers to advance the project.  The Bridge Designer is Open Source software (check it out at, so volunteering your intellectual energy to the project has never been easier.

Is there a fee for entering the contest?


Will this contest be offered every year?

We hope so. Our ability to run the contest depends entirely on our funding. If you’d like to help us ensure that the contest is available for future generations, please consider a donation in support of the project.

How is this contest funded?

The Engineering Encounters Bridge Design Contest is supported entirely by donations from corporations, organizations, and individuals. Many thanks to all of our sponsors for their generous support.

Why is only the top team from each school shown on the Scoreboard?

In the past, it has been common for large numbers of teams from a single school to enter the contest with nearly identical designs. This practice tends to monopolize the Scoreboard, preventing other competitors from seeing how they stand in the Contest. This year, only the top team from any given school will be invited to participate in the Semi-Final Round. Thus, only the top team from any given school is listed on the Scoreboard.