With only 21 bridges submitted (6 disqualified "additional" bridges), it seems that interest in Pontifex I may finally be fading. It's a shame, as this contest proves that it's still possible to come up with new levels and rules that require original bridge designs.
Of course, I'm talking about the clean contest, where each submitted bridge was unique. My inexperience with Pontifex allowed me to miss the cable-supported dirty bridge design, if I had to do it again, I'd add another rule: "An anchor point may only attach to one type of material." That's not to say the dirty contest was a total loss, it's winner came up with a technique to beat the competition by quite a large margin!
One interesting fact about Contest 15: Everyone that participated is already a member of the Hall of Fame, so while there were only few submissions, the competition was fierce!
As always, any feedback on the contest is welcome. Please post your thoughts in this forum thread.
Each of the winners will get an eternal place in the Hall Of Fame.
The bridge cost discussion forum is no longer password-protected until the next contest starts.
For your reference, the rules/prizes page and the contest level file can still be found here.
Now, the results: