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 2019 Winners:

Middle School Top Finishers
Cambridge Christian - Meister Dub_71*
Terrace Middle School - Bridge to Nowhere

High School Top Finishers
Newsome High - Not Last Place
Newsome High - Mountain

USF Expo Information


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