USF-SE Balsa Bridge Competition


Bring your Bridge and your team to EXPO!!


An annual event, the design competition is hosted by USF's College of Engineering and sponsored by the Tampa Hillsborough Expressway Authority at USF's Engineering Expo. The competition is open to all High School and Middle School students in the Tampa Bay Area. Learn participation rules and guidelines and access helpful templates by clicking the navigation tabs at the top of the page.

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Competition Schedule:
February 19, 2022

We are so excited to see all of you and your bridges at competition. Be sure to be on time to break your bridges!

Check-In 8:00 am
Competition Begins 9:00 am
Bridge Breaking 10:00 am

Thank you for those who came out and joined us for the Competition

Congratulations to the 2022 Winners:

1st Place High School: Gaither High School, Team Hermes Watchmen, 339 pounds of pressure

2nd Place High School: Gaither High School, Earth, Wind, Fire & Plasma, 116 pounds of pressure

1st Place Middle School: Terrace Community Middle School, Team Turtle L3, 276 pounds of pressure

2nd Place Middle School: Terrace Community Middle School, Team Landon Bridge, 212 pounds of pressure

Honorable Mentions:

ZAD, 200 pounds of pressure and Bridgezoid, 193 pounds of pressure

1st Place Elementary School: Cimino Elementary, Team ASJD, 83 pounds of pressure

2nd Place Elementary School:  Cimino Elementary, Team Link Bros, 82 pounds of pressure

USF Expo Information

ATTENTION!!!!!!!

Registration is now OPEN. Please register your teams before receiving kits. You can either register above or in the "Rules and Registration" tab.