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Posted by Alison Trost on June 18, 2010 at 9:05 AM.
Opened in 1959, The present Portage Lake Lift Bridge is the widest and heaviest double decked vertical lift bridge in the world, capable of allowing 100 ft. of clearance for passing ships. (Photo: Justin Murawski)
Looking for a good weekend getaway to Michigan’s Upper Peninsula? Head to Houghton, Mich., for Bridgefest 2010, scheduled for June 18-20 to celebrate the birthday of the Portage Lake Lift Bridge.
For more historical background, visit http://history.cityofhoughton.com/histor
To explore the 2010 Bridgefest activities, go to www.bridgefestfun.com.
Note: Take some warm clothes. One portion of the Houghton website notes they have two seasons - “winter’s here” and “winter’s coming.”