Bridge Week


March 14-16, 2023   |   Muskegon, Michigan


The Michigan Bridge Conference provides information about bridge inspection, research, construction, repair, and management over the course of two days. Day 1 features educational sessions focused on a specific topic. It benefits state and local bridge engineers; bridge consultants; and personnel responsible for design, construction, and maintenance of bridges. Day 2 encompasses a broader range of topics and includes program updates. The conference is open to engineers, engineering consultants, and surveyors from state, municipal, and local agencies who manage or work with bridge assets.

The Michigan Bridge Conference is a conference of the Center for Technology & Training (CTT). It is hosted each year by the CTT, home of Michigan's Local Technical Assistance Program and the Bridge Load Rating Program. For more information on the conference and for registration information, please explore the tabs, above, on


2023 Bridge Week Sessions


MDOT Update
Beckie Curtis, PE—MDOT

Local Bridge Program Update
Keith Cooper, PE, MDOT

FHWA Update
Ralph Pauly, PE - FHWA

TAMC Update
TAMC Bridge Committee

Gordie Howe International Bridge Update
Kyle Kopper, PE - MDOT
Johnnathan Quijano - Windsor-Detroit Bridge Authority

Geopolymer Structural Mortar Repair on US23 Underpass
David Keaffaber, PE - Geotree Solutions
Jason DeRuyver, PE - MDOT

Dickinson County Composite Bridge
Lance Malburg, PE - Dickinson County

MDOT's Bridge Model as Legal Document
Alex Svilar, PE & Joe Brenner, PE - Michael Baker Intl

MDOT Bridge Bundling Update
Ihab Darwish, PhD, PE - Alfred Benesch
Roger Safford, PE - HNTB



Bridge Workshop - MDOT NBIS Updates
Bridge Workshop - FHWA Introduction to SNBI Updates
Creightyn McMunn, PE & Allie Nadjarian, PE - MDOT
Brian Zakrzewski, PE

Track A

Bridge Abutment Design
Upul Attanayake, PhD, PE & Yufeng Hu, Ph.D., P.E. - Western Michigan University



Maintenance Scoping

Jacob Creisher, PE - MDOT
Aaron Porter - MDOT
Cliff Graves - MDOT

M38 - Sturgeon River Collaboration
Brandon Boatman, PE - MDOT
Jordy Maloney, PE - MDOT

Healer Sealer Research & Epoxy Overlay
Upul Attanayake, PhD, PE - Western Michigan University

Deck Patching
Jacob Creisher, PE - MDOT
Tom Ranck - MDOT

Substructure Repair
Jason DeRuyver, PE - MDOT



Continuing Education: The 2023 Bridge Week counts for up to 17.75 hours of continuing education for professional engineers; registration required. The Center for Technology & Training's continuing education policy is available at

Each year, we try to provide you with the most innovative and timely topics related to technology, training, and technical assistance. If you are presenting for us during this year's presentation, here are a few helpful tips:

  • Create an outline for your presentation. Make sure you have a clear central idea and three to four audience take-aways. This will help you create a presentation that is easy for your audience to follow.
  • Keep points simple and succinct. You're an expert, but there are many people in the audience that are new to this information.
  • Use large type, standard fonts, and strong contrast on your slides. This will guarantee that your audience will see what's most important.
  • Use simplified charts and graphs instead of tables. The finer details work best for printable charts, graphs, and tables. When you omit these details from your slides, don't worry: you can still talk about them if you feel that some of those details were helpful for context.
  • Use images where possible. And, remember: any words on your slide should not be repeating the words you are saying; otherwise, you and your slides will be redundant.
  • Use video only if it is the best or only way to communicate your point. Be sure to clip videos to the most salient sections. Your audience is there to hear you!

Please feel free to contact us at if you need assistance in constructing your presentation. We will be happy to help you!


Do you know a person who is knowledgeable about an innovative technology or a timely training topic? Do you know something about a technology or technique that you think would help your peers? Please take a moment to suggest a person you know or yourself as a potential speaker at one of our upcoming conferences using the form below. 


Speaker Suggestion Form

NOTE: We greatly value your input; however, we may not be able to incorporate every suggestion we receive.
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The links below contain the conference brochure and presenter slideshows (you'll be redirected to the Michigan LTAP website for events that took place before 2012).