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Midas Expert Webinar:

Load Rating of Wittpenn Vertical Lift Bridge

(PDH Certificate)

Thursday, December 7th, 2023, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM ET





This presentation covers all the main aspects of the load rating of the superstructure of the Wittpenn Bridge. This Bridge, which is located on NJ Route 7, crosses the Hackensack River between Jersey City and Kearney and features a vertical lift main span of orthotropic steel box girder superstructure. We present the load rating using LFR and LRFR inventory and operating methodologies for the bridge's main components. However, we emphasize the fatigue load rating of the orthotropic deck, which requires very detailed FEM analysis to deal with stress concentrations and the evaluation of the stress range under combined stresses.

We will offer PDH certification for this course for engineers who attend the full session. This webinar is only available for North American engineers. 


Carlos Matos, Ph.D., PE, SE Senior Structural Engineer at Jacobs (St Louis, MO)

Carlos MDr. Matos is a senior structural engineer at Jacobs with more than 25 years of experience. An expert in the analysis and modeling of complex, long-span bridges and feature bridges, he has worked on the design of major projects like the Lewis & Clark Cable Stayed Bridge, the Hastings Bridge, and the California High-Speed Rail. He is an active member of the Cable Supported Bridges Committee of ASCE/SEI, and he has authored several peer-reviewed papers on computational fracture mechanics and the dynamics of vehicle-structure interaction. Dr. Matos holds a bachelor's degree from the Universidad Nacional de IngenierĂ­a Lima-Peru, a master's degree from the University of Texas at Austin, and a Ph.D. from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He is a Professional Engineer and Structural Engineer registered in California.







Midas Expert Webinar: Load Rating of Wittpenn Vertical Lift Bridge

Thursday, December 7th, 2023

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM ET

Online - GoToWebinar



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