The bridges were graded in three categories – structural performance, aesthetics, and overall design. Out of 134 bridges entered into the competition, Parma students took places 1-4 in the aesthetics category. Three bridges placed in the top 10 in structural performance and four bridges were in the top 11 overall combined score.
Seniors Winner Mansu and Ricky Knoblock were the first place finishers in the aesthetics category.
“It was a great experience to know that something we’ve been working on the past few weeks, to see it into fruition and to see us go up against other great schools that were working on this project,” Mansu said.
“Even amongst as a class we were saying ‘Who is going to dominate this field? Who is going to do well is this category?’ To know we took that and went to represent Parma, it was great to know that we did well.”