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For 100 years, the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) has worked to foster the development, operation, and maintenance of an integrated national transportation system. Established by and made up of state highway and transportation officials, AASHTO serves as a liaison between states and the Federal government on a wide range of transportation issues. The Subcommittee on Bridges and Structures (SCOBS) addresses every element of the planning, design, construction, and maintenance of bridges, tunnels, culverts, retaining walls, and other structural components of the nation’s transportation system. The work of SCOBS, through standards setting and policy development, impacts both the public and private transportation sectors and ensures that the nation’s transportation infrastructure is safe, efficient, and state-of-the-art.
Paul Degges, Deputy Commissioner and Chief Engineer of the Tennessee Department of Transportation, and Paul Trombino, Director of the Iowa Department of Transportation, will share some of AASHTO’s history and how it will help its members meet current challenges in the transportation industry. During the second part of the session, SCOBS members will share some of the work currently being done in the bridge industry. The latest in AASHTOWare’s Bridge Design-Rating Software will be presented by Dean Teal with the Kansas Department of Transportation. Bruce Johnson, Oregon’s State Bridge Engineer, will discuss National Performance Measures for Bridges. After a short break, Innovations in Bridge Construction will be covered by Joshua Sletten of the Utah Department of Transportation. Matt Farrar, the State Bridge Engineer of Idaho, will discuss Element Level Bridge Inspection, followed by Kevin Western of Minnesota with a Research Update.