The documentary film produced by the Michigan Department of Transportation, "Keweenaw Crossing: Michigan's Elevator Bridge," details the history and the engineering challenges of building one of the world's heaviest and widest double-deck vertical-lift spans -- the Portage Lake Lift Bridge between Houghton and Hancock.
Getaway to Keweenaw Peninsula
Michigan's Superior Coast, Keweenaw Peninsula is your personal lookout to Pure Michigan. Located along the pristine shores of Lake Superior, its rugged beauty and breathtaking vistas create a uniquely serene biosphere. Stand in awe of the eagles, loons, wolves and moose of Isle Royale National Park. Look up and behold the kaleidoscopic Aurora Borealis. Bike and hike over hundreds of miles of world-class terrain. Get ready to pucker up as you pick the elusive thimbleberry. Relive the area's copper mining heritage by traveling underground through abandoned mines. Scuba dive the 103- square-mile preserve of historic shipwrecks. Visit a different beach every day. Experience the splendor of the Calumet Theater.
Something here will bring you back--Keweenaw Peninsula is Pure Michigan.
The hills come alive with bold and brilliant color created by the special mix of sugar maples, birch and oaks of the northern forests.
Michigan's Top of the World, Keweenaw Peninsula is a world of rich history and stories waiting to be told. From sea to shore, Keweenaw Peninsula is a world of endless discoveries.
Keweenaw Peninsula's waters are an authentic adventure. Feel its restorative powers as you explore the same waters as ancient peoples.
Keweenaw Peninsula's unspoiled biosphere will rekindle your outdoor spirit. Diverse terrain, open skies and rare wildlife are Keweenaw Peninsula's hidden treasures.
Keweenaw accommodations will suit all your travel needs. Stay at a quaint bed & breakfast, enjoy a full service resort or a cozy cabin on Lake Superior. The Keweenaw Peninsula is your home away from home!
Keweenaw Peninsula's festivals and events celebrate bygone eras and tomorrow's traditions. Discover the peoples of the Peninsula through song, dance, food and camaraderie.
Think fine dining and brew pubs only exist in "the big city?" Think again: Keweenaw Peninsula is a soon-to-be discovered culinary hot spot. Create your own foodie tour as you follow Keweenaw Peninsula's trail of dining excellence.
Whether finding that special edition to your collection or just browsing, Keweenaw Peninsula's shopping is a unique blend of eclectic wares. From fine art to regional souvenirs, you'll take home a memory.
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