Man raises the bar and bridge with his marriage proposal

PORTSMOUTH (AP) — A pair of civil engineers took their relationship to new heights atop a New Hampshire bridge.

Dan Del Tufo arranged to have the Memorial Bridge in Portsmouth lifted to its maximum height, and that’s where he surprised Julia Kallmerten with a marriage proposal — so she could, in his words, “aggravate me for the rest of my life”.

She said yes.

The couple met at the University of New Hampshire (UNH), and both have worked on projects around the bridge, The Boston Globe reported last Tuesday.

“This is not something we typically do, but through the description of the work they did at UNH and the work that (Julia) has done, Department of Transportation approved the request as long it could be tied to normal bridge maintenance operations,” said Communications Officer for the New Hampshire Department of Transportation Eileen Meaney. “They were super cute, and we wish them the best”.

Dan Del Tufo proposes to Julia Kallmerten on the Memorial Bridge in Portsmouth