Free Webinar on 3/21: ABC and Innovative Bridge Construction for Minnesota Local Roads

The free webinar, ABC and Innovative Bridge Construction for Minnesota Local Roads, will be held on March 21, 2013, from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. ET at the ABC Center at Florida International University.

To register, go to for instructions

One hour of PDH may be earned.

ABC Announcements: This portion of the webinar will provide you with the latest happenings related to ABC in the US and abroad to keep you informed. (10 minutes)

Featured Speaker:
Christopher Werner, P.E., Project Manager, HDR Engineering, Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minnesota

Featured Presentation: ABC and Innovative Bridge Construction for Minnesota Local Roads (35 minutes)

Description:  In cooperation with the Minnesota Department of Transportation, the Minnesota County Engineers Association, the Minnesota Local Road Research Board, and the FHWA Minnesota Division Office, a number of counties in the state have built accelerated and innovative bridge construction projects on their local roads in the past few years.

These projects have included side-by-side precast box beams on sheet pile abutments, mechanically-stabilized earth (MSE) walls with single-line pile abutments, precast inverted tee slab span bridges, large precast box culverts, and three-sided structures. The first two county precast inverted tee beam bridges have been recently constructed based on the groundbreaking work of the Minnesota DOT for this bridge type, and the first Minnesota county bridge with geosynthetic-reinforced soil (GRS) abutments is scheduled to be built this construction season.

Through many domestic local bridge scanning tours with federal, state, and local partners, the featured presentation describes the reasons that Minnesota counties have implemented ABC and innovative bridge construction techniques. The bridge elements, details, and costs related to these local bridge projects will also be highlighted.

Question & Answer Period: Submit your questions when you register for the webinar and also in the chat box during the webinar. (15 minutes)

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PDH: Those who log onto the webinar will receive a certificate in pdf format by e-mail, soon after the conclusion of the webinar. The pdf certificate will state that you have participated in a one-hour webinar.

Please send an email to [email protected] if more than one person participates in the webinar in any given location. Provide the first name, last name and e-mail address for all participants at your site who wish to receive a PDH certificate. It will be your responsibility to present this certificate to your Board of Professional Engineers for continuing education credit.