Welcome Teams, Students, Faculty, Volunteers, Judges, and Sponsors!
The Student Steel Bridge Competition (SSBC) has been taking place since 1987 when Lawrence Tech, Michigan Tech, and Wayne State competed in a parking lot to determine who had the best bridge. This first competition sparked an interest in competing across the country, thus starting the regional competitions and national finals. The event has grown every year since, and more than 200 schools are expected to compete this year, with the top 40-45 teams across North America advancing to the 2024 SSBC National Finals. This year the SSBC National Finals will be hosted by Louisiana Tech University!
Welcome to Louisiana Tech University!
We are very excited to be hosting the 2024 Student Steel Bridge Competition National Finals at Louisiana Tech University! Our university is located in the charming town of Ruston in northern Louisiana. We cannot wait to showcase all the incredible bridge designs on our beautiful campus. We are planning an eventful weekend full of great southern cuisine, networking, team connecting activities, and even the Ruston Peach Festival. We are confident you will enjoy our welcoming community and our southern hospitality!
The American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC) and the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) are the organizing sponsors of SBBC. Outstanding performance in regional competitions, and only participation in those competitions, qualifies eligible teams for the Student Steel Bridge Competition National Finals, which is organized by AISC in collaboration with ASCE.
Visit aisc.org/ssbc to view the official rules and clarifications that govern the competition, as well as past competition history, resources for competitors and faculty, and more.