Bridge Competition

MoDOT’s Southeast District to Hold 19th Annual Bridge Building Competition

Registration Deadline: Sept. 9, 2022

MoDOT is sponsoring its 19th Annual Bridge Building Competition for high school juniors and seniors within the Southeast District’s 25-county region. This year, the competition will be held in-person on Thursday, Nov. 17 in Cape Girardeau. The deadline for registration is Friday, Sept. 9.

Registration is being completed by email only. Teachers may send all their students’ information in one spreadsheet. Click here to access a copy of the spreadsheet.

Please email the registration spreadsheet to both and by Friday, Sept. 9. Please no pdfs, and make sure to include your school’s physical mailing address because all the bridge kits will be delivered by UPS.

For your high school to participate in the competition this year, you must turn in at least 75% completed bridges from the kits you received. If your high school receives kits from us and does not turn in at least 75% of their completed bridges, your high school may not be allowed to participate in next year’s competition.

The Bridge Building Competition is open to any high school junior or senior within MoDOT’s Southeast District. All bridge kits are provided at no charge by MoDOT and will be mailed out to the participating schools the week of Sept. 26. The MoDOT Team will pick up bridges on Monday, Oct. 31 and Tuesday, Nov. 1.

The Bridge Building Competition will be held on Thursday, Nov. 17 at Southeast Missouri State University’s Academic Hall, located at 900 Normal Ave. in Cape Girardeau, Missouri.

Please be advised that you are to only use the materials supplied by MoDOT.

For more information, please contact Senior Highway Designer Anita Clark ( and Senior Highway Designer Gretchen Hanks (