SEI January 2022 Meeting - Emergency Repairs to the Hernando de Soto Bridge (1 PDH)

Event From Date
Thursday, January 20, 2022 - 12:00 PM

On May 11, 2021, Michael Baker International (MBI) discovered a critical fracture in the tie girder of the I-40 Hernando de Soto Bridge requiring immediate closure of the bridge for both vehicular traffic on and maritime traffic below the bridge. Michael Baker's design team worked expeditiously alongside the contractor, Kiewit Construction, to implement a three phased repair scheme to temporarily stabilize the structure, strengthen the fractured tie girder under post-tensioning, and address similar defects within the bridge as a result of non-destructive testing findings. The presentation will cover all three phases as well as the recently released findings of the forensic investigation of the fractured tie girder section.


Gregory Dunn, PE, and Alexandra DiMino, EIT (Michael Baker); Frank Russo, PE (Russo Structural Services)

Important Times

Thursday, January 20, 2022 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm



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$10 for Members and Non-Members / FREE for Government Employees and Students