A student engineering team from the University of Colorado Denver is applying its classroom knowledge competing in a National Steel Bridge Competition.
“Why things stand up and why things fail and how all that goes together? This group, my team basically loves structures,” Dakota Chauncey said.
Chauncey is now a civil engineering graduate from CU Denver and leads the bridge building team. He says the idea to compete started a year ago followed by months of designs.
The second time around, it only took nine and a half minutes. Once completed, it is put to the test. The bridge has to hold a total of 2,500 pounds.
“We love what we do.”
The team was working on their bridge late Tuesday night before leaving for the competition in Illinois on Wednesday.
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