Online Industry Challenge

Principles of Engineering: Structural Bridge Design

Submit your Project Lead The Way Design a Bridge project from your PLTW Principles of Engineering class to receive expert feedback from industry professionals, civil engineers and traffic and highway experts – and the chance to win cool prizes.


Bridge design report, including:

  • Design Brief: description of the problem and constraints
  • Research Summary: Summarize your research related to material selection and bridge truss design
  • Brainstorming Sketches and CAD Designs
  • Modification Sketches: sketches all major modifications.
  • Final Bridge Design


  1. Ongoing now

    Submit your project!

  2. April 29

    Project submission deadline

  3. May 22

    Feedback provided and winners announced

The sign-up deadline for this event has passed.

In the Project Lead The Way (PLTW) Principles of Engineering class high school students study mechanisms, strength of structure and materials, and automation. In this challenge, students apply what they’ve learned to design, build and test a bridge.

Spend a few hours reviewing projects online and sharing written feedback with students, all through our online portal.


  1. April 29

    Student projects submitted

  2. May 5-13

    Industry expert judging period

  3. May 22

    Students receive feedback and winners announced