ABCD Northeast Ohio Chapter
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ABCD toured the Norfolk Southern Grand River Bridge replacement project. The project consists of constructing a new 11-span railroad bridge that totals 1,348 feet in length. The superstructure consists of 10-foot deep structural steel girders with precast concrete deck panels for the track bed. The substructure consists of 10 structural concrete piers founded on 7-foot diameter drilled shafts. The existing 1904 trestle bridge will be demolished after the new bridge is opened.
ABCD hosted speaker Tim Keller to discuss a variety of bridge topics, ranging from new steel provisions in the 8th Edition of the AASHTO LRFD to updates with the BDM, SMS, and MASH Standards. You can find his presentation here: Tim Keller Presentation
ABCD hosted speaker Sean Meddles to discuss two (2) recent bridge design topics: Seismic Policy and MASH Implementation. Click here to view his Powerpoint presentation!
ABCD Northeast Ohio Chapter's Mission:
Our mission is to educate designers, constructors, federal, state, and local officials, and the general public in the vital role of safe bridges in our society.
To improve and encourage the science of bridge design and reconstruction by providing a forum for members to exchange and
develop new ideas and techniques.
To provide technical information and assistance to various public and private authorities for bridge programs.
To educate and encourage public and private authorities in new
and improved techniques for testing and reconstruction of bridge structure to promote the public welfare.
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