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2018 ASCE/AISC New England Region Student Steel Bridge Competition By Nicholas Golon, PE Host school University of Vermont successfully load tests their bridge. Whereas other schools, Worcester Polytechnic Institute and Western New England University among them, were less successful… Regardless of the outcome, all schools competed with professionalism, civility and respect, showcasing their readiness to join the Engineering Profession. Having had the opportunity to judge this competition for more than a decade, I can say the students continue to impress each and every year, bringing a level of enthusiasm that is refreshing to say the least. Congratulations to all that were involved this year, and best of luck to the school’s that finished in the top three that will move on to the Nation Competition at the University of Illinois at Urbana- Champaign! 1. Université of Laval 2. University of Connecticut 3. University of New Brunswick