Event Detail

Emergency Repairs of DelDOT Bridge 1-813

Wednesday, March 1, 2017 - 5:00pm

During the summer of 2014 the damaged 1-813 bridge on Interstate 495 over the Christiana River in Wilmington, DE was repair with extraordinary speed and competence.  This bridge is a vial structure for north / south traffic on the East Coast.   Now almost 3 years since the damage was discovered and the bridge repaired, it is a good time to review the situation, analysis, design, restoration, issues and impact on Delaware and the East Coast. The presentation covers the various stages of the project in chronological order, from discovery of the problem, through data collection and inspection, design, construction and lessons learned.  Topics covered include the cause of the problem, processes instituted to prevent future occurrences, alternatives considered, innovative concepts to get the bridge opened quickly, structure monitoring, challenges faced and Public Relations efforts throughout the project.

Attendees will receive 1 to 2 Professional Development Hours (PDH) depending on presentation length


Barry Benton, PE

Mr. Benton is State Bridge Engineer for the Delaware Department of Transportation.  Barry has 24+ years of experience in the DelDOT Bridge Section, most of it managing and designing bridge replacement and rehabilitation projects in Delaware.  Barry serves as a primary voting member for Delaware on the AASHTO Subcommittee for Bridges and has been a member of that committee since 2004.  He received a B.S. degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Delaware in 1992. In 2016, Barry was named Engineer of the Year by the Delaware Engineer Society (DES)


5:00pm - Networking and Light Dinner
5:30pm - Presentation followed by Q&A


University of Delaware
Composites Manufacturing Science Laboratory
Room 106




$10 - ASCE/ASME Members
$15 - Non-members & Guests
FREE - Students

Please RSVP to Tom Langley at langleyt2@asme.org or call 302-383-8994, no later than noon on Tuesday February 28, 2017.  Please leave your full name, affiliation, contact number & email address; and if you seek a PDH certificate. If you find you cannot attend, please call in a cancellation before the February 28 deadline.