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SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Middle and high school students from across West Virginia are competing to create the best bridge design.

The West Virginia Bridge Design Contest will be held May 16 at the Advanced Technology Center in South Charleston. The event will be hosted by BridgeValley Community and Technical College.

Designs created by 39 students will be tested with simulation software.

Awards totaling nearly $7,000 will be given. One competitor will receive a family pack of passes to walk underneath the New River Gorge Bridge.

Amanda McClellan with Bridgevalley says the purpose of the contest is to give students a realistic and engaging introduction to engineering, bridges and transportation design concepts.

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