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Bridging the generations in
San Francisco

Current and incoming students recently joined alumni from various decades to celebrate the Golden Gate Bridge’s 75th anniversary. Much of the steel for the world-famous span came from Bethlehem, and the four-year construction project was carried out by McClintic-Marshall Construction Co., a subsidiary of Bethlehem Steel Corporation that was founded by Howard H. McClintic and Charles D. Marshall – both Lehigh Class of 1888. The anniversary celebration was hosted by the Lehigh Club of San Francisco, featuring a presentation by Mark Sarkisian ‘85G on the impact of the Golden Gate Bridge on innovative design and construction, as well as its connection to Lehigh and Bethlehem. Mark is structural engineering partner at the San Francisco office of Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP (SOM).

Mentoring discussion panelists

Mark Sarkisian