Movable bridge

2018 Heavy Movable Structures Biennial Movable Bridge Symposium

October 22 - 25, 2018

Renaissance Orlando at SeaWorld®
6677 Sea Harbor Dr.
Orlando, FL
United States

Join us in Orlando, Florida, for the 2018 Biennial Movable Bridge Symposium! We are proud to be an executive and corporate sponsor of an event that inspires collaboration and innovation. 

Stop by booth 108, we’d love to connect!

HDR Sessions

New North Hero Bascule Bridge 

Wednesday, October 24 | 8:30-9:15 a.m. & 1:50-2:35 p.m.

Presenters: Pete Davis, P.E.; Mike Mozer, P.E.; Stephanie Santrich; Herb Protin, P.E., HDR

The North Hero Bridge is the sole highway bridge in the state of Vermont. This presentation will explore the journey of replacing the bridge to address concerns such as an increase in marine traffic, structural deficiencies and pedestrian access. 

Rapid Replacement of the Bayou Sara Bridge Swing Span 

Wednesday, October 24 | 9:20-10:05 a.m. 

Presenters: David Knickerbocker Ph.D., P.E, HDR; Kevin Kane, P.E., Israe Zizaoui

Learn about the nearly 90-year-old, 163-ft long Bayou Sara Bridge and the replacement process that resulted in only a 14-hour rail service outage. Objectives for the replacement included minimized maintenance, remote operation capability and a premium on speed of replacement, to minimize service interruption. The resulting span is a hydraulically driven through-girder span with service tower elevated over the railway at center pivot. 

Motor Upsizing

Thursday, October 25 | 8:30-9:15 a.m. & 10:35-11:20 a.m.

Presenters: Megan Tatara, EIT, and Joseph Jacobus, P.E., HDR

Upsizing the motor could cause catastrophic damage unless appropriate measures are taken to protect the mechanical, structural and electrical systems. Check out this presentation on the challenges of motor upsizing and advice for making informed decisions regarding rehabilitation of heavy moveable infrastructure.