SAME Chicago Post Lunch Presentation
April Lunch Presentation
Emergency Interstate Bridge Closures and Responses
Presentation Topic: Emergency Interstate Bridge Closures and Responses
Speaker: Kent Zinn, PE, Michael Baker International
When: Wednesday, April 17, 2019
Where: US Army Corps of Engineers Chicago District Office, 231 S LaSalle St, 16th Floor, Chicago IL (The meeting will be on the 16th floor, but you will need to sign in at the lobby and at the 15th floor - Bring your photo ID).
Time: 11:30am (There will be a Board Meeting at 10:30am.)
Lunch Fee: $15 (on RSVP form, please indicate if any dietary restrictions)

Continuing Education Credits will be offered.

Presentation Summary: When surprise structural issues occur on highly-traveled interstate bridges, state DOTs need to quickly develop strategies for traffic detours, public engagement, and engineering solutions to mitigate travel delays, congestion, and economic impacts to the local communities. This presentation will describe two unique events and how emergency action was able to minimize impacts to the traveling public.

Speaker Bio: Kent is a Senior Vice President of Michael Baker’s Chicago’s office and the Great Lakes Regional Director, Kent has over 25 years of experience in providing bridge engineering and management services to local agencies and municipalities. He has worked on projects throughout the Midwest, including long-span river crossings and complex structures, such as steel and concrete arches, steel box girders, bridge retrofits, and post-tensioned concrete. He is a National Highway Institute instructor who teaches load and resistance factor bridge design courses to the staff of state departments of transportation nationwide.

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