History

The Department of Building, Civil & Environmental Engineering at Concordia University is proud to present its annual Bridge Building Competition.

It all began in the 1960s, when Dr. Michael S. Troitsky, a professor in the Civil Engineering Department of Concordia (which at that time was Sir George Williams University) spoke with students in his Bridge Design Class about possibly building models similar to their course work. Many of the students thought the idea was great, and they began building small scale bridge models using nothing but wood and glue.

By 1984, the concept had taken off, and Concordia's Civil Engineering Department held their First Annual Bridge Building Competition. Initially, the contest was only open to Civil Engineering students enrolled at Concordia. However, as word spread, the event began to expand