TRB Webinar: Fixing the Bump at the End of the Bridge

August 30, 2021 01:00 PM - 02:30 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)

Bridge approaches are generally constructed with concrete slabs connecting the bridge deck to the road, which can create a “bump” for drivers traversing it. TRB will host a webinar on Monday, August 30, 2021 from 1:00-2:30 PM Eastern that will address solving the “bump at the end of the bridge.” Presenters will discuss several solutions for designing bridge ends and approach pavements to mitigate the issues.

This webinar was organized by the Standing Technical Committee on Bridges and Structures. It also features research from NCHRP Domestic Scan 19-01: Leading Practices for Detailing Bridge Ends and Approach Pavements to Limit Distress and Deterioration.

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

Webinar agenda and presenters

  1. Inherent problems, trials and errors: Ted Kniazewycz, Tennessee Department of Transportation
  2. Solutions and current practices: Paul Rowekamp, Minnesota Department of Transportation
  3. Performance monitoring: Devan Eaton, Main Department of Transportation
  4. Question and answer session: Moderated by Jason DeRuyver, Michigan 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 Objectives

At the end of this webinar, participants will be able to:

  1. Design bridge ends and approach pavements
  2. Identify design elements on abutments, approach slab, embankment, and drainage

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.

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.

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.

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Registration questions? Contact Elaine Ferrell.