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Prep That: Steel Bridge Nationals

Tomorrow, May 23rd, 47 steel bridge teams will compete in the annual ASCE Steel Bridge National Competition hosted by UNLV. Teams are scored based on deflection, weight and construction speed.

To reach nationals, each team must place in the regional competition. MIT earned its spot by placing 1st in the New England Region.

More than just a competition, MIT's team has taken the opportunity to hang out with each other in the zoo-of-a-city that is Las Vegas. From chillaxing at the pool to Cirque du Soleil, the students have made the most of their time after finals.

Today, all the bridges were put on display for aesthetics judging, and teams were given time to check out what other teams came up with.

Special thanks to MIT's Department of Civil and