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NYU Steel Bridge

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Project has ended
Project ended on April 26, at 04:00 AM EDT
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NYU Steel Bridge

NYU Steel Bridge is a student-led Vertically Integrated Project that competes in the

National Student Steel Bridge Competition (SSBC), hosted by the American Institute of

Steel Construction (AISC). The objective is to design and fabricate a bridge made

entirely of steel that spans 23 feet by students to enter into the SSBC. The bridge has to

be an optimal mix of strength, stiffness, constructability and functionality. Students will

learn the process of iterative design to reach an optimized design for both strength and

feasibility. The bridge needs to be equally efficient in structural integrity and assembly

under timed construction at the competition. The bridge is load-tested at the competition,

and must carry 2500 pounds with minimal deflections. Students extend their classroom

knowledge with a hands-on steel design project that is intended to develop technical and

interpersonal skills.

In previous competitions, the team placed 19th overall in the 2018 National Finals, and

placed 6th overall in the 2021 National Finals.

We need your support to enable us to order materials for our bridge, such as steel and

connections, service machines in our lab, as well as travel to the National Finals hosted

at the University of San Diego on July 2nd-3rd 2023.

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Essential components of a bridge! Help support us with a donation of $10 to fabricate connections and buy nuts/bolts.



The meat and potatoes of the bridge! Help support us with a generous donation of $60 to buy steel tubes and plates.



Critical for fabrication! Help support us with a generous donation of $120 service machines and train members.



Help us get to competition! Support us with a generous donation of $360 to cover competition travel and bridge transportation.

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