© 2016 ABCD WNY

Kenneth T. Rybarczyk Memorial Model Bridge Contest

Each year during the months of February through April, the Association for Bridge Construction and Design (ABCD) sponsors multiple balsa wood model bridge contests throughout the Western New York area. Each is open to all middle or high school students who would like to participate. High Schools are strongly encouraged to incorporate the fundamentals of bridge design into their curricula, as this will help students gain the most understanding when developing their contest bridges.


Entries will be scored based on the evaluation criteria and instructions (see below to download) and trophies will be awarded for the top finishers.


An entry certificate (see below to download) with the name of the individual(s) responsible for the design and construction of the model shall accompany each entry. If there is more than one participant responsible for the design and/or construction of the model, all names shall appear on the entry form. A student (or group of students) may enter only one bridge. No student can be a member of more than one group, nor can a student enter as an individual for one bridge and part of a group for another bridge. No student or group can compete in more than one contest in a given year (i.e. If a student enters the Buffalo Area Contest, they cannot compete in the Rochester Area Contest). The entry certificate shall clearly state the name of the school attended by the participant(s).

The Buffalo Area contest will be held at: 

Classics V Banquet and Conference Center

2425 Niagara Falls Blvd

Amherst, NY

Thursday, February 14, 2019

Time: 1:00 PM