State Bridge Design Competition
12 January - 26 March
ග්‍රාමීය මාර්ග හා අවශේෂ යටිතල පහසුකම් රාජ්‍ය අමාත්‍යාංශය
கிராமிய வீதிகள்‌ மற்றும்‌ ஏனைய உட்கட்டமைப்பு வசதிகள்‌ இராஜாங்க அமைச்சு
State Ministry of Rural Roads and other Infrastructure
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About The Competition

CONNECT – State Bridge Design Competition is organized by the State Ministry of Rural Roads and other Infrastructure as a key milestone in the Rural Bridge Program which targets to develop 2000 rural bridges in 2021.

The State Ministry has identified following challenges in developing rural bridges of Sri Lanka.
  • Ever-increasing traffic and loads
  • Mobilization of construction material and equipment
  • The site and access constraints for construction
  • Schedule
  • Cost
  • Durability/Service life/Sustainability

Innovative engineered solutions may serve the program in overcoming all the challenges.

Duration

From 12th of January to 26th of March of 2021

Competition Phases

Letter of interest

A single page letter with the name of the institute, member(s) of the group, contact person, contact information, and a brief description of the idea (with a couple of sketches).
  • Phase One: Idea Submission

    Idea submission happens in two parts. Each idea has to be initially submitted as a single page proposal when registering, and then as the full idea submission as the second part.

  • Phase Two: Idea Presentation

    Selected idea submissions will be called up for presenting in front of a panel of experts.

Competition Categories

CONNECT State Bridge Design Competition is conducted under two categories.

School Category

For students

Students can enter as teams or as individuals with the approval of the Principal of the school.

Minimum Requirement:

A conceptual design of the bridge idea with a design brief highlighting the innovation.

University Category

For undergraduates

Undergraduates of any descipline can form teams with upto seven members and compete.

Minimum Requirement:

Computer aided model and comprehensive report with technical details. Competitors are encouraged to include any further items and be innovative.

Open Category

For professionals

Any individual or any other entity/organization can compete with a team of upto seven members.

Minimum Requirement:

Computer aided model and comprehensive report with technical details. Competitors are encouraged to include any further items and be innovative.

Competition Guidelines

Click the link below to download the official competition guidelines document.

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Awards

School Category

250,000 LKR

150,000 LKR

100,000 LKR

University Category

350,000 LKR

250,000 LKR

150,000 LKR

Open Category

350,000 LKR

250,000 LKR

150,000 LKR

Other than to the monetary prize, the exceptional ideas will be carried forward with the support of State Ministry in idealizing. Also, opportunities will be granted to exceptional idea holders to present at international research conferences and journals. All participants will receive participation certificates.

Competition Event Flow

Competition launch, first media brief and registration starting
08 Feb 2021
Registration closing
15 Feb 2021
Idea submission closing
15 Mar 2021
Presentation
30 Mar 2021
Announcement
02 Apr 2021

Inspiration

Following the footsteps but seeking new ways

Notable bridge structures in Sri Lanka

Kinniya Bridge, Nine Arch Bridge, Sangili Palama, Stone Bridge in Anuradhapura, Ulapane Bridge, Bogoda Bridge

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Phone Number

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Fax: +942050536

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