Check the calendar for upcoming Build It! workshops, BridgeStories performances, and other bridge-related events. Scroll down to learn how to bring The Bridge Lady to a venue near you!
A Storytelling Slideshow
The Bridge Lady presents rare and unusual images in this 55-minute collection of music, video clips, and stories. See singing, sheep-carrying, cable-stayed, glassed-in, lighted, and skyscraping bridges from all over the world, as well as the oldest operating vertical lift bridge and the only double lift bridge of its kind in engineering history—of these, all but the Swinging Sheep Bridge found in Portland and Vancouver harbors. Special discount to school groups and nonprofits. For rate information email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Praise for BridgeStories
from the top
Is that a disco ball on top?
to be built across the Seine (Paris)
found on the Web under “Extreme Engineering”
aka the Tacoma Narrows Bridge, 1940s collapse
at the opening of Portland's newest bridge, Tillikum Crossing
Build It! Bridge Building and Load Testing Workshop
For all ages: Anyone can build and load test Portland and Vancouver truss spans using the step-by-step instructions and patterns found in The Big & Awesome Bridges of Portland & Vancouver (pages 201-220). Build it! is the ultimate hands on activity to get younger students excited about the STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math) concepts they will be introduced to in middle school and later. For pricing and other details, please contact us.
For teachers looking for more support, The Bridge Lady is available for classroom visits to help get bridge building and load testing started. TBL also furnishes some supplies, including glue guns. Fee varies, depending on number of classrooms and equipment furnished.
Note to businesses and organizations: Build it! is a great team building tool for employees and/or volunteers, no matter what they make, distribute, or sell. (All supplies furnished.)