Saturday, July 27, 2013


The Miners put in final Construction for 2013

Friday, July 19, 2013


Steal-A-Bridge Consulting

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Wisconsin Goes Facebook

Badger Bridge Found Hither: Linkforward!

That moniker sounds a little risque...

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

East Span Review

Quite a list, but what do you expect with a first of its kind (in scale) project.


UIC @ Trine Last Spring

Great Lakes Conference 2013 footage:

Monday, July 15, 2013


Mid-July, no 2014 Rules yet, hang in there kids...

Friday, July 12, 2013

50,000 Page Views

Passed that this week.  Thank you everybody.  Not for reading, but for putting in the work on your Bridges and making the annual Feier von Stahlbrücken a growing success.

Thanks for reading too though.

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Collaboration Metallurgy Fail!

Mercury Reports

Terps on the Rise

Maryland has slowly been piecing it together over the past 4 seasons and should be poised to do some 2014 damage coming out of the Mid-Atlantic.

Saturday, July 6, 2013

Lakehead Sum Up

10th Overall for the 2013 Thunderwolves

Lakehead University’s Civil Engineering students placed in the top 10 at the 2013 National Student Steel Bridge Competition at Seattle’s University of Washington.

The Lakehead team was one of 49 universities and colleges at the invitation-only competition. Lakehead’s five-member team was invited in March after winning the Mid-West Regional Competition at Iowa State University.

“The steel bridge competition provides students with real engineering experience: planning and design, team work, essential problem solving skills and the opportunity to compete against other schools from Canada, the US and Mexico,” said Raquel Almeida, one of the students on the team.

“Thank you to everyone who supported us through the years. Without their help we wouldn’t have been able to represent Lakehead University and Thunder Bay,” she said.

The team improved their construction time significantly for the national competition, from 49 builder-minutes to 29 builder-minutes.

Faculty Advisor Dr. Tony Gillies said he was impressed with how hard the students worked in the national competition. “They fared extremely well. These students applied their knowledge and their abilities in a very challenging competition and for that they should be proud,” he said.

Lakehead President and Vice-Chancellor, Dr. Brian Stevenson, congratulated the students on their accomplishment. “We know our graduates leave Lakehead with a top notch education – these students are letting the rest of North America and the world know that, too,” Dr. Stevenson said.

The Lakehead Team is grateful for the many sponsors that made their participation possible, including local unions, consultants, contractors and material suppliers from Thunder Bay and across Canada and the United States.

The team is comprised of Raquel Almeida, Natalie Scalese, Cody Johnston, Randy Roth and Joe Anger with Faculty Advisor Dr. Tony Gillies and technologist support from Conrad Hagstrom and Kailash Bahtia.

Friday, July 5, 2013

Bay Bridge - SAS East Span Latest...

Looks like the bolts that suffered hydrogen embrittlement symptoms and sheared were limited, however, a decision on how to move forward should be given on Monday.


Before You Know It...

...a little under 11 months all goes down.

Thursday, July 4, 2013

A Declaration

Happy 4th of July Everybody

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

2nd Amendment

Common Sense and Sound Judgment Will Prevail...

Happy Hump Day

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Brave Souls

"I, (NAME), do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; and that I will obey the orders of the President of the United States and the orders of the officers appointed over me, according to regulations and the Uniform Code of Military Justice. So help me God." - US Armed Forces Oath of Enlistment

"I have seen the strength of America in the inexhaustible resources of our people ... Working together with our common faith we cannot fail." - Jimmy Carter

San Diego State @ PSWC

The Aztecs give a little summation of their experience at the 2013 PSWC in Los Angeles.

Happy Tuesday