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Civil Engineering Graduate Seminar

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Thursday, February 18, 2016, 4 pm– 5 pm

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Civil Engineering Graduate Seminar
Thursday, February 18, 4:00 - 5:00 pm, Room 642 Dow
Speaker: Adjunct Professor William Leder, P.E.

Spanning the Keweenaw Waterway During a Prolonged Outage of the Portage Lake Lift Bridge

The Portage Lake Lift Bridge, opened in 1959, is the only roadway link to the northern half of the Keweenaw Peninsula, home to 21,000 people, and the location of the region's two hospitals and only airport. The Lift Bridge is vital infrastructure for emergency services, the economy, institutions, and society. What would happen if the Lift Bridge were to become unusable for an extended period of time? Adjunct Professor Bill Leder will present a recently completed planning and conceptual design study on the rapid deployment and operation of a United States Army modular floating bridge. Some of the key considerations are stakeholder identification, crossing location, on-shore interfaces, access roads, traffic flow, and permits.

Public welcome to attend.

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