3D-Printed Railway Bridge Competition

Saturday, April 6, 2024 | 8 a.m.-noon

The Carl R. Ice College of Engineering and Rural Railroad Safety Center are challenging high school students to design and print a model railroad bridge that will span 22 inches and carry the heaviest possible train load. Registered participants will be able to compete against other students at the inaugural 3D-Printed Railway Bridge Competition. Teams may consist of one to three students.


View instructional video for more information on bridge rules.

Competition day


The competition is sponsored by the Carl R. Ice College of Engineering and the Rural Railroad Safety Center.

Ruraly Railroad Safety Center logo

Competition location

1109 Engineering Hall
1701D Platt St.
Manhattan, KS 66506

Contact information

Robert Peterman