The MSPE Model Bridge Contest had been indefinitely postponed due to the fluidity of the current situation regarding the COVID-19 virus. However, the contest will be held and prizes will be awarded. The contest, however, will be closed to the public and will not be an “in-person” event.
Our plan is as follows, based upon developments related to the Shelter in Place orders. Bridge entries can be dropped off at one of the following two locations in Springfield
Great River Engineering
2826 South Ingram Mill
Springfield, MO 65804,
3213 S. West Bypass
Springfield, MO 65807
Bridge entries, included the completed Entry Form (available on our web page at: https://mspe.org/model-bridge-contest) may be delivered to either of these locations beginning Monday, May 18th. Entries will be accepted Monday through Thursday between 8:00 AM and 5:00 PM and on Fridays from 8:00 AM until 12:00 Noon. All bridge entries with completed entry forms will be due by noon on Friday, May 29th. Any efforts that can by made by teachers/sponsors to collect and bring multiple bridge entries at one time is greatly appreciated. Additionally, if alternate arrangements need to be discussed, please contact Shannon Shank at (417) 827-9953 and we will do our utmost to accommodate.
At this time, we intend to perform the “check in” and testing of the bridges in an evening in mid-June. We are currently investigating the best method to either live stream the event, or record it for publication and viewing in the future. Information regarding this will be emailed and posted to our web site. Additionally, the results will be tabulated and available on our website a few days following the testing of the bridges.
Unfortunately, due to the timing, our top two finishers will be unable to compete in the International Bridge Contest.
As this situation continues to evolve, updates will be available on the MSPE Model Bridge Contest website at https://mspe.org/model-bridge-contest. Additionally, as schools have been closed at this time, and the fact that I do not have contact information for each individual, please help me disseminate this information to other teachers and to your students as applicable.
Please continue to check our webpage for updates.
Thank you for your patience, cooperation, and understanding as we navigate these unprecedented times.
Shannon Shank, P.E.
MSPE Ozark Chapter
Model Bridge Co-Chairman
2019 High School Division Winners
1st place: Joshua Cox of Ozark High School
2nd place: Logan Hylton of Ozark High School
3rd place: Garrett VonBecker of Ozark High School
2019 Middle School Division Winners
1st place: Catlin Keeling of Norwood Middle School
2nd place: Audrey Carlton of Ozark Jr. High School
3rd place: Trevor Carlton of Ozark Jr. High School
2019 Teacher/Sponsor Division Winner
Ryan Carlton of Ozark High School
2019 Engineering Student Division Winner
Andrew Wheat of Missouri State University
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