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Bridge Load Rating #39: Case Studies

Posted: 1/30/2024

WEBINAR: February 7, 2024, 10:00AM - 12:00PM PT [CLOSED]

This 39th webinar in the FHWA Bridge Load Rating series will provide awareness and share state of the practice, lessons learned, research advancement, and available resources.

This webinar will include the following speakers and presentations:

  • Lubin Gao, Ph.D., P.E. (FHWA), Welcome/Moderator

  • Carlos Matos, Ph.D., PE, SE (Jacobs)
    Load Rating of the Vertical Lift Span of the Wittpenn Bridge

  • C.Y. Yong, PE, SE (Michael Baker International)
    Bridge Load Rating Case Studies

  • Jenny Raines, PE (Michael Baker International)
    Bridge Load Rating Case Studies

  • Questions & Answer session

Who Should Attend

  • Bridge & Structure Engineers from state DOTs & LPAs
  • FHWA Division Bridge Engineers
  • Consultants interested in bridge load rating, posting, overweight load permitting

Registration is free but required to attend

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This Event is Closed

Bridge Load Rating?

Bridge Load Rating is the determination of the live load-carrying capacity of a bridge, expressed as either a rating factor (RF) or specific vehicle tonnage.

This rating quantifies a bridge's ability to carry live load for design, allowable legal vehicles and overloads, to determining weight postings, and in deciding:

  • Load Postings
  • Bridge Strengthening
  • Overweight Allowances
  • Bridge Closures

Need More Help?

California LTAP Center

Phone: (562) 985-2872