JM Students building bridges to education


Abigail Manda

During the morning of the event, students constructed their bridges on site within the specified time according to competition specifications.  After allowing for lunch and glue drying time, the bridges were judged to meet design criteria and then load tested until the structure failed.  The winning bridge was chosen based on meeting the design criteria and the most efficient load carrying capacity to structure weight ratio.  Other awards were also presented for various aspects of civil engineering.

Congratulations to our Bridge Building Teams that competed in The Mahoning County Miniature Bridge Building Competition February 24th at YSU Sponsor by MS Consultants and the Mahoning and Trumbull County Engineering Departments. 

Jackson-Milton had 2 teams compete out of 14 schools and took 3rd place. The teams were given 3 hours to construct a bridge out of balsa wood and super glue. Both teams were led by Mr. Mohr.

The Team of Daniel Spalding, Logan Sokol and Kadin Rader made a bridge that weighed 51 grams and held 151.25 pounds for the highest weight held during competition  This team took first place overall.

The Team of Chelsea Williams, Kaitlynn Bierdeman and Kara Costello made a bridge that weighed 31 grams and held 41 pounds.  This team placed 10th out of 24 teams.