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Bridge Stories

Tuesday, November 27, 2018, 2:00 PM until 3:15 PM
Community Room at McMenamins Kennedy School
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5736 NE 33rd Avenue
Portland, OR  
Lisa Kerans
Art & Cultural
Registration is not Required
For Members of Northeast,
Eastside and North Star Village Only


Tuesday, November 27th, 2:00 to 3:15 p.m.

Although she retired after more than 20 years of giving tours of Portland’s bridges, Sharon Wood Wortman is still known as “The Bridge Lady” and continues to fascinate audiences with her entertaining stories of Portland’s many bridges. Her multimedia presentation takes viewers to fascinating roadway and pedestrian bridges all over the world before focusing on Portland—home to the oldest vertical lift bridge in the world, the longest tied arch in North America, and a unique double-decker built the same time as the 1912 Titanic
Sharon will be joined at this presentation by her husband Ed Wortman, a construction engineer who was in charge of the erection of the Fremont Bridge in the early 1970s. The two look forward to sharing "BridgeStories" with the Villages. Copies of the Wortman's books The Portland Bridge Book and The Big & Awesome Bridges of Portland & Vancouver will be available at this gathering. 
BridgeStories will be presented in the Community Room at McMenamins Kennedy School, 5736 NE 33rd Avenue. The site is ADA accessible. Enter the parking lot on NE Jessup. You’ll see handicapped parking spaces by the closest entrance to the Community Room.

RSVP required: If you would like to attend, please contact Liz Kennedy at or 316 686-0486. You will receive a confirmation after you have registered.

Note: Space is limited for this event.