August 12, 2010
PHLF members and friends are invited to attend any of the dinners/lectures and tours that are part of the 2nd Annual Historic Bridge Weekend (August 20-22), involving engineers, historians, photographers, and preservationists from throughout the nation and Germany.
Dinner on Friday, August 20 (6:00 to 10:00 pm) will be at the Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery in Homestead, PA. For reservations ($35 per person), contact Mary Lu Denny (412-471-5808, ext. 527). Please RSVP by Tuesday, August 17th. Speakers include the former head engineer of Allegheny County and the Pennsylvania Turnpike, the creator of www.historicbridges.org, and a construction project manager. The dinner will include presentations and discussions about historic bridge preservation solutions, historic bridge rehabilitation projects, and historic bridge monitoring using high-tech sensors.
For details on the Saturday, August 21st tour and dinner and Sunday, August 22nd tour, visit http://www.historicbridges.org/weekend.htm. During the Saturday evening dinner, speakers will discuss experiences in creating Pennsylvania’s first historic bridge park and European and American perceptions of historic preservation.
Todd Wilson, former PHLF scholarship recipient and PHLF member, is the event coordinator.