Welcome to the Orthotropic Bridge Home page. Recognizing this is a specialized area of bridge engineering, we at the Sacramento Section of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) are sponsoring the Orthotropic Bridge conferences so all engineers around the world can share their ideas, insights and projects.
In 2004 and 2008, we conducted the first and second Orthotropic Bridge Conferences. Those were pioneering efforts by California bridge engineers passionate about the application and future development of Orthotropic configuration for bridges. They recognized the value of offering others professionals in their field the opportunity to join and share their knowledge and experience. The 2004 and 2008 conferences attracted many notable bridge engineers from across the USA and more than 11 countries and were well received.
In 2013, the American Society of Civil Engineers, the Metropolitan Transportation Commission and the sponsoring organizations will conduct the 3rd Orthotropic Bridge Conference. There have been many advances in research and many projects have been built in the last 4 years so we anticipate a very informative and enriching conference.