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Join us for 2020 Bridge Conference! Registration for the 2020 Bridge Conference will open in December 2019/January 2020.Additional conference details and the agenda will be available in the conference flyer (to be released at that time).

The registration fee includes:

  • Access to all sessions for the specific event
  • Conference handouts and other materials for that day
  • Food and refreshments for meals and breaks listed in the agenda for that day

Registration does not include accommodations; the conference flyer will contain details on accommodations that are available for participants. Please notify us in advance if you have special dietary needs. NOTE: Michigan Tech reserves the right to use any pictures taken during this event for advertising and/or instructional purposes.

CANCELLATION POLICY: No-shows and cancellations within three business days prior to the workshop or conference will be charged the full registration fee. Substitutions will be accepted.

Questions? E-mail or call (906) 487-2102.




Day 1 and Day 2 of the Michigan Bridge Conference will count for instructional hours for continuing education for professional engineers. The number of hours will be noted in the conference flyer. The CTT’s continuing education policy is available at




The Michigan Technological University Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering typically offers an alumni and friends gathering concurrently with Michigan Bridge Conference events. This is a separate event hosted concurrent to the conference. Stay tuned for more information.




A look back at 2019 Bridge Conference...


Bridge Conference flyer

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PRESENTATIONS - Day 1: Educational Sessions

1. Introduction - video 1 and video 2
Chris Gibertson—Center for Technology & Training

2. National Bridge Inspection (NBI) Program Overview
Sonny Jadun, PE – FHWA;   Ralph Pauly, PE – FHWA

3. NBI Program Metric 12
Sonny Jadun, PE—FHWA Resource Center
Allie Nadjarian, PE—MDOT

4. NBI Program Metric 13 & 14 - part 1 and part 2
Thomas Saad, PE—FHWA Resource Center
Creightyn McMunn, PE—MDOT

5. NBI Program Metric 15- part 1 and part 2
Sonny Jadun, PE—FHWA Resource Center
Brian Zakrezewski, PE—MDOT

6. NBI Program Metric 18
Erik Carlson, PE—MDOT Hydraulic Unit
Allie Nadjarian, PE—MDOT

7. Inspection Technology: 3D Bridge App
Reid Sawtell—Michigan Tech Research Institute

8. Quality Assurance/Quality Control Program
Allie Nadjarian, PE—MDOT
Eric Rickert, PE—Great Lake Engineering Group
Rich Kathrens, PE—Spicer Group, Inc.
Amy Trahey, PE—Great Lakes Engineering Group, LLC

9. Quality Assurance/Quality Control Case Study
Amy Trahey, PE—Great Lakes Engineering Group, LLC



1. FHWA Update
Ralph Pauly, PE—FHWA

2. MDOT Update
Matt Chynoweth, PE – MDOT

3. Local Bridge Program Update
Keith Cooper, PE—MDOT

4. Question & Answer

5. Bridge Construction/Railroad Coordination
Ryan Hoensheid, PE—MDOT Office of Rail

6. Channel Design at Road-Stream Crossings
Holly Vickers—MDEQ Transportation Review Unit
James Watling, PE—MDEQ Water Resources Division

7. Bridge Bundling
Beckie Curtis, PE—MDOT

8. Bridge Asset Management
Beckie Curtis, PE—MDOT

9. Routine Bridge Inspection Using a Drone
Jason Fogg, PE—HDR, Inc.
Mile Wilson, PE—MDOT

10. Technical Aspects of GRS/IBS Bridge Design & Construction
Craig Schripsema, PE—OHM Advisors

11. Substructure Repair
Michael Close, PE—GeoStabilization International

12. 2018 Anchor Link Replacement on Original Blue Water Bridge
Craig Dashner, PE—OHM Advisors
Tom Bachmayer—OHM Advisors