ASCE Bridge Florida Contest




We are thrilled to announce the winners of the 2023 ASCE FL Bridge Contest! After months of hard work and dedication, we are proud to recognize the top three teams in both the High School and Middle School categories. The competition was fierce, and these teams truly showcased their exceptional talent and engineering skills.

In the High School Category, we congratulate the following winners:

1st Place: Cole Porter (Atlantic Coast High School)
2nd Place: Victor Rodrigues (Sandalwood High School)
3rd Place: Tatum and Trista Paulk (Duncan Fletcher High School)

These teams demonstrated extraordinary innovation, design, and craftsmanship in their bridge structures. Their commitment to excellence is truly commendable.

In the Middle School Category, we applaud the following winners:

1st Place: Joshua Chun (Orange Park Junior High School)
2nd Place: Asher Cantu (Alfred Dupont Middle School)
3rd Place: Nikhil Yalavarihl (James Weldon Johnson)

These young engineers impressed us all with their ingenuity and teamwork. Their bridges displayed remarkable strength and creativity.

We would like to extend our sincere gratitude to all the participants, coaches, and mentors who made this contest possible. Your passion for engineering and dedication to the field is inspiring. We hope that this experience has been both educational and rewarding for all involved.

Lastly, we would also like to express our deepest gratitude to The Haskell Corporation for generously sponsoring this event. Their support has made it possible for our students to participate and gain valuable experience in the field of civil engineering. We would also like to thank Connelly & Wicker, Inc. for contributing spare laptops for the students to use while making their design. We are incredibly grateful for their commitment to education and for their dedication to fostering the next generation of engineers.

Once again, congratulations to the winners of the 2023 ASCE FL Bridge Contest. Your achievements are a testament to your talent and hard work. We look forward to seeing what you accomplish in the future as you continue to pursue your passion for engineering.


Thank you to our 2023’s Sponsors:



ASCE Bridge Florida is back for 2023!

Northeast Florida Middle and High School Students are invited to compete in a virtual competition, where students will learn a video-game like program to produce a virtual bridge!

Competition on April 15, 2023

If you plan on going to the contest or have any questions, please email us at Let us know!


Important dates

  • March 29th @ 4:00 PM = Q&A Session
  • April 15th @ 1PM to 3PM = Local Competition & Award Ceremony
  • May 26th = Final day for local winners to decide if they want to go to statewide competition
  • July 14: Statewide virtual competition will be held in Orlando, FL during the annual ASCE Florida Section Conference
  • August: Cash prizes for state competition winners will be sent to students

Quick Facts about the Competition:

  • The local competition is hosted by ASCE Jacksonville Branch. 
  • For more general information about the Engineering Encounters competition, please visit the website
  • To download the bridge program software and for a video tutorial on how to use the program, please visit the website
  • Teams are allowed at a maximum of 2 students per team
  • Students are allowed to submit designs individually and without a team
  • First place winners in the middle and high school categories will be invited to the statewide competition in July in Orlando, Florida
  • Cash prizes are for first place winners in the middle school and high school category for the local competition
  • Cash prizes are available for statewide winners as well
  • Every student that participates and submits a bridge design will receive a gift bag from ASCE Jacksonville Branch as a thank you