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Session 3 - Bridge Rehabilitation

Session: 3

Session Title: Bridge Rehabilitation

Organizer: Mike Brokaw

Moderator: Mike Brokaw


Topic A Title: Raising the Span – Bascule Bridge Rehabilitation

Speaker (s): Luke Wysocki, Matt English

Name, Company, Location: ODOT District 3, Ashland, OH and The Ruhlin Company, Sharon Center, Ohio

Topic A Description: Planning and design challenges, construction, and lessons learned from major rehabilitation of the Charles Berry Bascule Bridge in Lorain, Ohio.


Topic B Title: Bridge Pier Cap Strengthening Using External Prestressed Tendon Bars

Speaker (s): Jai Lee

Name, Company, Location: Burgess & Niple, Columbus, OH

Topic B Description: How to strengthen deteriorated T-type pier caps using external post-tensioned bars. Case study will show the District 11 BEL-7-1975 bridge.


Topic C Title: Simon Kenton Bridge Temporary Suspender Retrofit

Speaker (s): Jason Stith, Blake Jones

Name, Company, Location: Michael Baker International, Louisville, KY and Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) District Bridge Engineer, Flemingsburg, KY

Topic C Description: Inspection, analysis, and retrofit methods for deteriorated cable suspenders on a 1931 suspension bridge over the Ohio River.