Local Agency Bridge Innovation Days

Amish Sawmill Bridge in Buchanan County


The Iowa Local Technical Assistance Program (LTAP), along with the Buchanan County Secondary Roads Department, will be hosting a Local Agency Bridge Innovation Days on June 6-7, 2018 in Independence, Iowa.

Local agency representatives from multiple states will be invited to attend this event, and it will include national/state perspectives and/or local agency implementation experiences on a wide variety of bridge-related efforts. It also includes a tour of the bridge innovations that have been applied throughout Buchanan County. The tentative agenda with subjects to be discussed is below.

Tentative Agenda (Subject to Change)

June 6, 2018

10:30 am
  • Welcome, Introductions, and Agenda
  • GRS-IBS Overview, Support & Implementation
  • Buchanan County GRS-IBS Installation and Implementation
11:45 am Lunch and GRS-IBS Implementation and Practice Panel
12:30 pm Break
12:45 pm County Site Tour w/ break (bring your PPEs)
5:00 pm Adjourn for the day
6:00 pm Dinner (currently on your own)

June 7, 2018

7:15 am Continental Breakfast
7:45 am
  • UHPC Overview & State Implementation and Practice
  • UHPC, Press Brake Tub Girder, and Other Local Bridge Installation and Implementation
  • Accelerated Bridge Construction (ABC) Overview - Slide-In Bridge Construction, Pre-Fabricated Bridge Elements and Systems
  • ABC Implementation and Practice in Iowa
10:00 am Break
10:15 am
  • Timber Bridge Innovations and Testing
  • Local Bridge Construction Utilizing Hydraulic Vibratory Steel H-Pile Excavator Attachment
  • Overview of Collaborative Hydraulics: Advancing the Next Generation of Engineering (CHANGE)
  • 2D Hydraulic Analysis in Iowa
12:15 pm Adjourn


If you have questions, contact Keith Knapp, Iowa LTAP, 515-294-8817, kknapp@iastate.edu.