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The Bridge Design Workshop features presentations made by bridge / transportation officials, researchers, and consultants in charge of bridge design and plan preparation with contributions from manufacturers and contractors involved in the industry.

What's new in 2021

Join us on Friday, October 15, 2021 for the 27th Annual Bridge Design Workshop at the K-State Alumni Center. We recommend you review all website content so you are aware of ALL changes.

  • Trade Show
  • You can attend in person or via Zoom.
  • You have the option to attend the Kansas Transportation Engineering Conference scheduled for Thursday, October 14, 2021 (face to face or virtual).
  • New registration system (now you can register more than one person from the same company)
  • Registration by Category (if you are a speaker, the meeting planner will provide you will a custom registration link).
  • Check out the "Documents" page for an example on how to register.

What's the same as previous years

  • Agenda - great lineup of speakers
  • Sponsorship - Thank you for your continued support of the conference!
  • Connect with Colleagues
  • Continuing Education (6 hours)

Continuing Education

If you have registered and paid for Continuing Education and you attend all of the sessions of the Bridge Design Workshop you will receive six (6) continuing education hours from Kansas State University, Department of Civil Engineering. It remains your responsibility to verify with your state/or governing agency/or professional development committee that these continued education hours will be accepted.


Parking permits are ordered from Kansas State University Parking Services website. The cost to order a permit is $6.00. Please place your order for your parking permit by 11:59 PM the day before the conference. The link to purchase a conference parking pass will be posted at and will also be posted in registration confirmation letter when available from parking services.

Refund Policy

If you must cancel your registration, please do so as soon as possible. Substitutions are accepted. Registration fees, less a $50.00 processing fee, will be refunded if notice is received in the The Conference Center registration office on or before Friday, October 8, 2021. Due to guarantees we must give prior to the program, refunds are not available if notice of cancellation is given after the deadline. To cancel or modify your registration, please send a written request to with the program name in the subject line. Registrants who do not cancel their registration by the deadline are responsible for the total registration fee even if they not attend the event and have not paid the registration fee.

Cancellation Policy

Kansas State University may cancel or postpone this program because of insufficient enrollment or other unforeseen circumstances. If the program is canceled or postponed, registration fees will be refunded but we cannot be held responsible for other costs, charges or expenses, including cancellation/change charges assessed by airlines or travel agencies. Registration fees will not be canceled and refunds will not be issued if the program is held but the registrant is unable to attend due to travel delays or cancellations caused by inclement weather, or due to other extraordinary circumstances beyond the control of Kansas State University.

Special Assistance

Participants who need accommodations due to a disability or who have special dietary requirements should indicate services needed at the time of registration. Please allow up to two weeks advance notice to arrange for accessibility needs. If you have questions or need additional information, please contact the meeting planner, Kelli Park Fuhrmann. Early notification is requested to ensure appropriate accommodations can be provided. Questions regarding registration, please email

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Registration: Closed
Event Dates
8:00 AM to 4:00 PM (CDT)
Registration Closes
OCTOBER 15, 2021 @ 7:00 AM
Summary Agenda
Friday, October 15
  8:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Exhibitor Trade Show
  8:00 AM to 8:30 AM
Registration Check-In and Continental Breakfast sponsored by GBA
  8:30 AM to 8:45 AM
  8:45 AM to 9:15 AM
FHWA Bridge program in Kansas over the last 2 years
  9:15 AM to 9:45 AM
Bureau of Structures and Geotechnical Services Update
  9:45 AM to 10:15 AM
Changes in Bridge Design Manual
  10:15 AM to 10:45 AM
Refreshment Break sponsored by Kimley-Horn and Associates, Inc.
  10:45 AM to 11:30 AM
The New Champ Clark Bridge: Using Design-Build to Span the Mississippi River
  11:30 AM to 12:00 PM
K-55 Project: O-cell Installation
  12:00 PM to 1:15 PM
Lunch sponsored by HNTB
  1:15 PM to 2:00 PM
Pack-Out Corrosion in Built up Steel Members
  2:00 PM to 2:30 PM
Resolving Problems During Construction & Link Slabs For Jointless Bridge Decks (Kickapoo Turnpike)
  2:30 PM to 3:00 PM
Refreshment Break sponsored by Burns & McDonnell
  3:00 PM to 3:30 PM
Drone Applications in Bridge Design & Construction
  3:45 PM to 4:00 PM
Open Forum / Discussion
  4:00 PM
Thursday, October 14
  9:15 AM to 9:20 AM
Session IA - Welcome
  9:20 AM to 9:40 AM
Session IB - KDOT Update
  9:40 AM to 10:00 AM
Session IC - FHWA Update
  10:20 AM to 10:40 AM
Session II-A - Turner Diagonal Design Build Engineering
  10:20 AM to 10:40 AM
Session II-B - Forensics Investigation for High Mast Illumination Pole Failures
  10:45 AM to 11:05 AM
Session II-A - North Vine Street (US-183) Roundabout Design, Hays, KS
  10:45 AM to 11:05 AM
Session II-B - Implementation of Traffic Signal Preemption for Emergency Services
  11:10 AM to 11:30 AM
Session III-A Accessibility Issues for the Blind & Physically Disabled
  11:10 AM to 11:30 AM
Session III-B - Emergency Relief (ER) for Kansas Counties’ Flooding 2019
  11:35 AM to 11:55 PM
Session III-A - Effectiveness of “Entertaining, Non-Traffic Related Messages” on Dynamic Message Signs
  11:35 AM to 11:55 AM
Session III-B - Emergency Relief (ER) for Kansas Counties’ Flooding 2019
  1:30 PM to 1:50 PM
Session IV-A - Embarking into Performance Based Practical Design: First Steps
  1:55 PM to 2:15 PM
Session IV-A - Awareness: How AI Inspects Infrastructure
  1:55 PM to 2:15 PM
Session IV-B - Connected-Automated Vehicles Deployment Path for Kansas
  1:55 PM to 2:15 PM
Session IV-B - Emergency Vehicle Load Rating and Posting
  3:00 PM to 3:45 PM
Session V - 2019 Historic Flooding in Nebraska, Cause, Response and Recovery
  3:45 PM to 4:30 PM
Session V - Work Force Development – Panel Discussion