State of practice for highly skewed bridges

April 24, 2007 in Columbus, Ohio
ODOT Central Office Auditorium 1980 W. Broad St.

The upgrading of Ohio’s urban freeway system often requires the placement of bridges on very complex geometrical alignments including large skews.  Without proper planning and design, the construction of bridges on these complex alignments becomes increasingly difficult and may even result in structural deficiencies.  This seminar will present analysis, design, detailing and construction practices for highly skewed bridges.


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The target audience for this seminar includes public and private: designers, project managers, plan reviewers, and construction engineers involved with the design and construction of highly skewed bridges.

Attendance is not mandatory for ODOT consultant prequalification.

Attendees will receive an informational handout with all presentation slides included.



For those unable to attend, click on either link below for live on-line viewing.   (Registration Not Required)

Morning Sessions Time: 9:00 AM - 11:45 AM

Afternoon Sessions Time: 12:30 PM - 4:00 PM

& Downloads
9:00 – 9:05	Welcome & Introduction
9:05 – 10:00	Understanding skewed bridge behavior
10:00 – 10:15	Break
10:15 – 11:15	Design Solutions
11:15 – 11:45	Overview of new practices & policy - Skewed bridges
11:45 – 12:30	Lunch Break
12:30 – 1:30	Analysis methods and software
1:30		Introduction to Deck Issues
1:30 – 2:15	Deck issues: Construction perspective
2:15 – 2:30	Break
2:30 – 3:15	Deck issues: Design perspective
3:15 – 3:45	Overview of new practices & policy - Deck issues
3:45 – 4:00	Closing remarks



Tim Keller, P.E.
Administrator, ODOT Office of Structural Engineering

Sean Meddles, P.E.
ODOT Office of Structural Engineering

Scott LeBlanc, P.E.
ODOT Office of Construction Administration

Tom Bolte, P.E.
Burgess & Niple, Inc.

Travis Butz, P.E.
Burgess & Niple, Inc.

CONTINUING EDUCATION This seminar offers up to 5.5 Continuing Professional Development (CPD) hours. Please note that the CPD hours provided are a guide and the Ohio Department of Transportation will not issue certificates for these hours.  The final determination on what qualifies as a CPD credit ultimately lies between the license holder and the State Board of Registration for Professional Engineers and Surveyors.
ODOT employees sign in sheet Non-ODOT employees sign in sheet


Please email  Office of Structural Engineering for more information.