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Harbor History Talk – Mackinac Bridge

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Date:
February 22
Time:
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Event Category:
Website:
www.HarborSpringsHistory.org

Organizer

Harbor Springs Area Historical Society
Phone:
231-526-9771
Email:
info@harborspringshistory.org
Website:
http://www.harborspringshistory.org/

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Age
All Ages

Venue

Harbor Springs History Museum
349 E. Main Street
Harbor Springs, MI 49740 United States
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Phone:
231-526-9771

The Mackinac Bridge is one of Michigan’s most recognizable structures. Completed in 1957, the “Mighty Mac” paved the way for tourism and economic development between the Upper and Lower peninsulas. The Historical Society invites you to learn more about this engineering marvel at our next Harbor History Talk on Thursday, February 22, 2018. Join us to welcome presenter Kim Nowack, the first woman to hold the position of Chief Engineer for the Mackinac Bridge Authority.

Nowack’s presentation will cover the history of transportation in the Straits area and the building of the Mackinac Bridge. She will also talk about maintenance on the bridge and bridge-related current events. Nowack received her bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering from Michigan Tech in 1985. In 1989, she moved to the MDOT Project Office in St. Ignace where she stayed until 1997. In April of 2002, Kim accepted the position of Chief Engineer for the Mackinac Bridge Authority. She is the first woman to hold this position in the Bridge Authority’s 60-year history.

Nowack’s talk will begin at 5:30 pm on the second floor of the Harbor Springs History Museum, 349 E. Main Street, and refreshments will be provided. Admission to the talk is $5 for adults and free for current Historical Society members. Reservations are strongly encouraged and can be made by calling the Historical Society at (231) 526-9771 or emailing [email protected]