Western Bridge Engineers 2017

The Western Bridge Engineers’ Seminar is seeking abstracts from owners, designers, researchers, producers, contractors and suppliers. Anticipated topics include:

  • Bridge Design and Construction
  • Bridge Inspection, Maintenance, and Instrumentation
  • Bridge Management and Performance Measures
  • Bridge Foundation Analysis and Design
  • Accelerated Bridge Construction
  • Methods for Improving Load Ratings of Existing Bridges
  • Seismic Design and Retrofit
  • Rehabilitation and Preservation of Bridges
  • Innovative Materials for Bridge Construction
  • Bridge Design for Enhanced Durability
  • Hydraulic Modeling and Scour Analysis
  • Bridge Research 

The final sessions will be determined based on the abstracts received.




  • Abstracts need to be submitted by March 23, 2017.  Notifications of acceptance will be sent by June 1, 2017.

  • Presentations will be 30 minutes in length (include 5 min. for questions). Plan on using PowerPoint to highlight your speaking points.

  • Abstracts must include the Title of the Presentation, Proposed Category, Author name(s), professional affiliation, address, phone number, and email address

  • Abstracts should be no more than 500 words

  • Abstracts need to be submitted online here by March 23, 2017
  • Email any additional abstract information and documents to wbes@wsu.edu


 Any questions, please call Janet McLoughlin at 253-445-4629 or email janet.mcloughlin@wsu.edu