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Carl F. Winkler (1883-1968)
One of Michigan's outstanding highway engineers, Winkler devoted more than 50 years to the development of county roads in the Upper Peninsula. He was a pioneer in developing effective highway snow removal and worked unstintingly for passage of good-roads legislation and for roadside beautification. He was a key figure in bringing about construction of the vertical lift bridge linking Houghton and Hancock. Winkler was county engineer of Gogebic County (1917-1930) and engineer-manager of the Houghton County Road Commission (1930-1964). He headed the Michigan Good Roads Federation in 1941 and the County Road Association of Michigan in 1950.
Michigan Transportation Hall of Honor, 1971