• AASHTO Virtual TRAC Bridge Showcase

AASHTO Virtual TRAC Bridge Showcase 2020

The AASHTO National Bridge and Structure TRAC (Transportation and Civil Engineering) Bridge Challenge Competition takes place each year with students from 7th – 12th grades. This year 18 finalist teams were selected, but the final competition scheduled to be held at the AASHTO Spring meeting was canceled due to COVID-19.  Bentley partnered with AASHTO to host the “Virtual TRAC Showcase” on June 3rd giving the students recognition for their hard work and allowing them to present their projects in front of their parents, teachers, sponsors, DOTs and AASHTO members.


The finalist teams from Maryland, Virginia, Michigan, and Mississippi with team names including “The Suspension Is Killing Me”, “Bridge O Matics” and “Cable Stayed Mustangs” presented their bridge projects designed with Bentley software including MicroStation, OpenRoads and ContextCapture. The 10-minute presentations allowed each team to demonstrate how they designed the bridges and built models of them with balsawood. Each finalist received a certificate and gift card provided by Bentley Systems, Michael Baker International and TopoDOT to recognize the students for their outstanding work.

  • three students working
    The Architects

    7th and 8th Grade
    Homan Middle School
    Henrico, VA

     

  • three students working at table
    BAM
    7th and 8th Grade
    Portage Central Middle School
    Portage, MI
  • three students standing
    Bridge O Matics
    7th and 8th Grade
    Home School
    Michigan
  • four students with bridge model
    Savvy Scholars
    7th and 8th Grade
    Chesapeake Math & IT Academy
    Laurel, MD
  • three female studnets standing in front of brick wall
    AK2 Bridges
    9th and 10th Grade
    Brandon High School
    STEM Pathways
    Ortonville, MI
  • two students at table
    Balsa Builders
    9th and 10th Grade
    Northville High School
    Northville, MI
  • three students standing
    Homegrown
    9th and 10th Grade
    Mantachie High School
    Itawamba County, MS
  • four students with bridge model
    Na3

    9th and 10th Grade
    Chesapeake Science Point
    Hanover, MD

  • students working at table
    906 Bridge Builders
    11th and 12th Grade
    Negaunee High School
    Negaunee, MI
  • three students standing outdoors
    The Suspension is Killing Me
    9th and 10th Grade
    Clinton High School
    Clinton, MI
  • three students holding bridge model
    BYOB
    11th and 12th Grade
    Chesapeake Science Point
    Hanover, MD
  • three students outdoors
    Cable Stayed Mustangs
    11th and 12th Grade
    Northville High School
    Northville, MI
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    Other Finalists for 7th & 8th Grades

    These teams were unable to present at the Showcase:

    Bridge Triad
    Portage Central Middle School
    Portage, Michigan

    TGT
    Guntown Middle School
    Guntown, Mississippi

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    Other Finalists for 9th & 10th Grades

    This team was unable to present at the Showcase:

    Support Group
    Napoleon High School
    Jackson County, Michigan

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    Other Finalists for 11th & 12th Grades

    These teams were unable to present at the Showcase:

    Truss T-Phoenix
    LISD Tech Center
    Adrian, Michigan

    Manutects
    Moss Point Career & Tech
    Moss Point, Mississippi

    CAD Corp
    Annapolis High School
    Dearborn Heights, Michigan