Under Development - Updated: 11/17/2002
The information I have collected here is provided for use by the future engineers who are my students at TCC and as supplementary material of interest to persons participating in the West Point Bridge Design Contest. See links below for information on that contest and the software used in it, software I also use in my physics classes.
Pratt Truss originally constructed in 1904:
Old North Park Street Bridge (Grand Rapids, MI)
modern truss under construction in 2002:
Roof Truss for new convention center (Grand Rapids, MI)
All of this information is still under development. Feedback is appreciated.
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West Point Bridge Design Contest
download the 2002 version - IBM PC only
if you have any questions or comments.
My TCC home page.