The Notre Dame Balsa Bridge contest occurs annually for all Physics 11 and Physics 12 students. At the 31st annual contest, held March 15, 2011, a ten year-old record was broken as Physics 12 student Gino Circo, the winner of the 2010 contest, blew past the previous mark to set a new record of 219.95 (rounded to 220.0) kg.
The previous record had been deemed out of reach by students for the past decade. Gino's bridge, based on his successful structure design from his entry in his Physics 11 year, was copied by others but none of those structures were up to the standards of construction set by this graceful entry.
Ms. S. Prasad