AASHTO Liaison
Jameelah E. Hayes, Program Manager for Engineering

2021 National TRAC Bridge Challenge

After many discussions concerning the COVID-19 Pandemic and regulations set for face-to-face meetings, the in-person 2021 National Bridge and Structure Competition has been canceled.

The TRAC & RIDES Committee has agreed that it is important to still offer support as well as supplies to encourage the competitive and engaging minds of the students. Therefore, we will provide supplies of guidelines, glue, and balsa wood so students may continue designing and building bridges.  We also encourage teacher to consider hosting their own competition at their respective schools.

Please fill out the Application form and submit NO LATER than November 6, 2020. Supplies will be ordered and mailed after this date.

Google link to Application Form: https://forms.gle/vtuGsrgZXXENo7Bq6

Guidelines: 2021 TRAC School Bridge Challenge

We would love to see students work and accomplishments! Please share stories and pictures of these young engineers-in-training to be published in a TRAC & RIDES Newsletter and on our website. Send to jsmith@aashto.org.


2021 Sponsors





2020 Bridge Challenge Finalists 

The National Bridge and Structure Competition is held annually for students from participating TRAC™ & RIDES states.  Students participated in the portfolio division of the competition in 2020, but the final competition was canceled due to Covid-19.   Please click the link below for a list of teams who submitted the top eighteen portfolios.  Finalists received certificates and gift cards for their outstanding work.


AASHTO,  Bentley Systems, Michael Baker International, and TopoDOT honored the 2020 AASHTO TRAC Bridge Challenge Finalists with a virtual showcase on June 3, 2020.