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Workshop on Preserving Historic Iron and Steel in Bridges
Posted by Tom Klemens on December 10, 2009 at 3:22 PM.

Frame from Hot Rivet Video

Lansing Community College, Lansing, Mich., is offering a three-day workshop March 8-10, 2010, to introduce a wide variety of interested personnel to restoration processes of historic metals using electric arc welding, heat straightening, and hot riveting processes.


The first day consists of presentations while the second and third days are shop lectures followed by demonstrations on various processes and their applications for restoration of historic metals.


The intended audience includes state historic preservation officers, DOT officials, engineers, engineering students, general contractors, and historic bridge preservationists.


More information as well as fees, scholarship opportunities and registration materials are available at
. The website also includes short video demonstrations of several of the processes.


The program is funded in part by a grant from the National Center for Preservation Technology and Training.

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