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2018 Michigan Bridge Conference

PRESENTATIONS - Day 1: Educational Sessions

0. Short Span Steel Bridge Workshop Introduction
Rich Tavoletti—Short Span Steel Bridge Alliance

1. Online Design Tools: eSPAN 140 Demonstration and Design Example
Greg Michaelson, PhD—Marshall University

2. Steel Bridge Economy and Case Studies
Greg Michaelson, PhD—Marshall University
Karl Barth, PhD—West Virginia University

3. Galvanizing Bridges
Rich Collins—V&S Galvanizing

4. Introduction to Flexible Buried Bridges
Joel Hahm—Big R Bridges

5. Innovative Accelerated Bridge Construction—Press-Brake Formed Tub Girders
Karl Barth, PhD—West Virginia University

6. Innovative Access Techniques for Bridge Inspection
Tom Howell, PE—HDR, Inc.
Jason Fogg, PE—Senior Bridge Engineer

7. Importance of Substructure Evaluation—Inspection Case Studies and Techniques
Elise Love, PE—Wiss, Janney, Elstner and Associates, Inc.

8. Guidelines for Designing Bridges in Michigan Suitable for Local Agencies
Christopher Eamon, PhD, PE—Wayne State University



1. Federal Highway Administration Update
Mark G. Lewis, PE—Federal Highway Administration
Ralph Pauly, PE—Federal Highway Administration

2. Michigan Department of Transportation Update
Matt Chynoweth, PE—Michigan Department of Transportation

3. Local Bridge Program Update
Keith Cooper—Michigan Department of Transportation
Mark Harrison—Michigan Department of Transportation

4. Cut River Bridge Masonry and Steel Restoration & Fort Rouge Gateway Projects
Lloyd Baldwin, MS—Michigan Department of Transportation

5. Rehabilitation of Side-by-side Box Beam Structures
John Cima, PE—Houghton County Road Commission

6. Steel Bridge Resources & Economical Details
Matthew Shergalis, PE—National Steel Bridge Alliance

7. Bridge Asset Management
Dave Jennett—Michigan Department of Transportation

8. Midland County's GRS-IBS Bridge Projects—Part 1 & Part 2
Terry Palmer, PE—Midland County Road Commission
Craig Schripsema, PE—OHM Advisors, Inc.

9. Ultra-Violet Hardened Culvert Slip Linings for Culvert Rehabilitation
Chris Rupinski, PE—Michigan Department of Transportation—Newberry Transportation Service Center

10. Designing, Fabricating, Installing, and Using a Clam-shell Box Culvert—Part 1 & Part 2
Rob Laitinen, PS—Chippewa County Road Commission
Steve Delaire—U.P. Concrete Pipe Co.

11. Crossing the Keweenaw Waterway in an Emergency with a US Army Floating Bridge
William Leder, PD—Michigan Technological University (retired)