TRB Webinar: Bearing with Bridges – Bearings and Expansion Joints on Highway Bridges

June 18, 2020 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM U.S. Eastern
Cost (for your seat)
Professional Development Hours for this webinar
1.50 hour(s)
Continuing Education Hours for this webinar
AAE: 0.00 hour(s)
AICP: 0.00 hour(s)
CLE: 0.00 hour(s)

Damage to expansion joints on bridge decks costs U.S. highway agencies millions of dollars each year. TRB is hosting a webinar on Thursday, June 18, 2020 from 2:00 to 3:30 PM Eastern that will identify ways to mitigate these damages and costs. Of specific concern are the bearings below the joint in a bridge. A bearing assembly that is frozen or damaged due to deterioration caused by inadequate joints may overstress the bridge components, which may result in potentially costly repairs. Presenters will discuss current methods for designing, constructing, maintaining, and operating bridge joints and bearings that may mitigate many damages. They will also examine various details for several types of bridges.

This webinar draws on research from the National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP) Domestic Scan Program 17-03: Experiences in the Performance of Bridge Bearings and Expansion Joints Used for Highway Bridges.

Some registrants will need to pay $95 to attend this webinar. Sign into to view registration information.

Webinar agenda and presenters

  1. Introduction to the Domestic Scan: Bijan Khaleghi, Washington State Department of Transportation
  2. Washington State DOT’s practices on bridge bearings and expansion joints: Rich Zeldenrust, Washington State Department of Transportation
  3. Question and answer session: Moderated by Bijan Khaleghi, Washington State Department of Transportation

The first 60 minutes of the webinar will be for presentations and the final 30 minutes will be reserved for audience questions.

Learning Objective

At the end of this webinar, you will able to identify current practices that may mitigate damages to bridge bearing and expansion joints.

Professional Development Hour Information

Professional engineers (PEs) who register and attend the entire webinar as an individual will be awarded 1.5 Professional Development Hours (PDHs). TRB’s webinar program awards PDH credits only to the registered individual, and not to other members of a group that view the webinar together. To be eligible for the credits, individuals must remain signed in for the entire webinar, including for any question and answer session following the presentations.

Pre-registration is required. Once the webinar starts, you will be unable to register. Individuals that are registered for a webinar but do not receive their confirmation emails due to their organization’s internal firewalls should contact the TRB Helpdesk for assistance in signing in.

Please check with your licensing board to ensure that TRB webinar PDHs are approved by your board.

TRB will report credits earned to the Registered Continuing Education Program (RCEP). Complaints about registered providers may be sent to RCEP, 1015 15th Street, NW, 8th Floor, Washington, D.C., 20005.

Registration questions? Contact Reggie Gillum.