Lift Bridge—A Michigan Landmark

Virtual Event

Monday, September 27, 2021 6:00pm

Husky Bites presents Special Guest Theresa Ahlborn

Professor, Civil, Environmental, and Geospatial Engineering
Michigan Technological University


Michael Prast '19
MS, BS Civil Engineering
Michigan Technological University
Timber Structural Engineer

Emma Beachy '19
MS, BS Civil Engineering
Michigan Technological University
Design Engineer at Corbin Consulting Engineers


What are you doing for supper this Monday night 9/27 at 6 ET? Grab a bite with Dean Janet Callahan and Tess Ahlborn, Professor of Civil, Environmental, and Geospatial Engineering at Michigan Tech. The Portage Lake Bridge connecting Houghton and Hancock, Michigan, more commonly known as the Lift Bridge, was named as an ASCE National Historic Civil Engineering Landmark in late 2019 following a State Historic Landmark designation in 2018. Learn about the crossings prior to the current Lift Bridge, the people involved in designing and building the Lift Bridge, what makes the Lift Bridge so unique to the region and the nation to proudly earn the National Landmark designation--and when we will celebrate all this together in-person.  During Husky Bites we'll learn a lot more about the wonders of the Lift Bridge from the trio who submitted the Lift Bridge’s 300-page application to the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE).

Join us early at 5:45 p.m. for conversation and a weather update.

About Husky Bites

Husky Bites are free 20-minute Interactive Zoom Webinars from the College of Engineering at Michigan Tech. Time after for Q&A.

Series Host

Janet Callahan
Dean of the College of Engineering
Michigan Technological University

Brain Food

Join us for a bite! Grab some dinner with Dean Janet Callahan and a special guest, and learn something new! This family-friendly event is BYOC (bring your own curiosity). 

When: Mondays, 6:00 p.m. starting September 13 and held weekly through November.

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