Bridging Construction's Gender Gap

Between her first and second years of civil-engineering studies at Vermont Technical College in Randolph, Sarah Rosenzweig is spending five months dangling in safety harnesses from four-story-high supports, carrying building materials weighing half her 104 pounds and otherwise learning the ropes of bridge construction on and around the span that carries the northbound lanes of Interstate 91 across Route 44 and Mill Brook. Out of 40 Lane employees and about 15 subcontract workers, Rosenzweig is the only woman on the Windsor site this summer.

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