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Stephanie Lentz Bridge Specialist

March is a very important month for District 8 employee Stephanie Lentz. The eight-year veteran was recently promoted from Highway Technician to Bridge Specialist, and March 2012 marks the start of her new duties, inspecting culverts, pipes and bridges.Stephanie Lentz

She was inspired to apply for her new position several years ago, when she found she enjoyed working on structures during her assignment to the Interstate 275 reconstruction project.

As part of her training, she participated in a rope-climbing class at the Jeremiah Morrow Bridge in Warren County last fall. Though she had canoed on the Little Miami River under the bridge before, it was quite a different experience actually climbing the structure!

In her spare time, Lentz enjoys hiking and staying busy with her grandchildren, ranging in ages from newborn to teen.