Short Span Steel Bridge Workshop to be Held at the Wyoming Technology Transfer Center's 20th Annual Transportation and Safety Congress

WASHINGTON, D.C., February 12, 2015 - Dr. Michael Barker, P.E., professor at the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences at the University of Wyoming and a technical expert at the Bridge Technology Center, will host a Short Span Steel Bridge Workshop on April 7, 2015 from 1-5 p.m. at the Wyoming Technology Transfer Center's 20th Annual Transportation and Safety Congress in Casper. 

In the United States, nearly one-fourth of the bridges that span less than 140 feet have been classified as structurally deficient or functionally obsolete. This situation presents a significant challenge for cash-strapped state and local governments. However, cost-effective and time-saving solutions exist. Dr. Barker will discuss steel-based technological and design innovations that have been developed and are in use.

Bridge owners, designers, engineers and other interested bridge design and construction personnel will benefit from this comprehensive workshop and come away with viable solutions for their own challenges.

The workshop will cover:

  • An introduction to the Short Span Steel Bridge Alliance
  • Practical and cost-effective steel bridge design and fabrication
  • Online design tools - a demonstration of the free, web-based tool eSPAN140 and design examples
  • Buried soil steel bridge structure options
  • Coating solutions (weathering steel and galvanizing options)
  • Innovative/Accelerated bridge construction options
  • Case studies (economics)

For more information on this Short Span Steel Bridge Workshop or to request a workshop in your state, please contact:

  • Dan Snyder | Director, Short Span Steel Bridge Alliance | Tel: 301.367.6179

For more information on the 20th Annual Transportation & Safety Congress: