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BridgeValley CTC to Host Bridge Design Contest

Chris Light

BridgeValley Community and Technical College will host the West Virginia Bridge Design Contest Saturday.

The contest at the BridgeValley Advanced Technology Center in South Charleston will host 39-teams of amateur engineers competing in the West Virginia Bridge Design Contest. The teams will vie for awards totaling close to $7,000 in cash.

Each team will design a virtual bridge and then test its limits with software on a large video screen in the school’s technology center. Over 400 middle and high school students submitted more than 250 virtual bridge designs.

Six high school and three middle school teams from the state are ranked in the national semi-final round and are competing to participate in the national finals in July.

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