Jun 14
Jun 15

2022 Local Agency Bridge Innovation and Demonstration Days

Event Details

Independence, Iowa


Heartland Acres Agribition Center
2600 Swan Lake Boulevard
Independence, IA 50644


June 14, 2022 — June 15, 2022


First Day Start Time at 10:15AM

Event Contact
Keith Knapp
InTrans, Iowa LTAP
Completed Buffalo Creek Bridge, also known as Cyclone Bridge, in Buchanan County. (Photo provided by Brian Keierleber, Buchanan County Engineer)


The Iowa Local Technical Assistance Program (LTAP), along with the Buchanan County Secondary Roads Department, with funding from the Iowa DOT and FHWA will be hosting a free Local Agency Bridge Innovation and Demonstration Days event June 14-15, 2022 in Independence, Iowa. This currently will be a face-to-face presentation/tour event.

Local agency representatives and others from throughout Iowa and surrounding states are invited to attend this event. The tentative agenda (subject to change) is below, but currently includes national/state perspectives, research discussions, and local agency implementation experiences with a wide variety of efforts. It also includes a tour of the bridge innovations that have been applied throughout Buchanan County. Registration is required for this free event.


Rooms are available at the Comfort Inn and Suites (319) 334-6400 for $91 plus tax. Mention “Iowa LTAP” to get the special rate.


Tentative Agenda

Day 1 – June 14, 2022

10:15 a.m.Welcome and Introductions
Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) Local Agency Road and Bridge Update
Federal Perspective: Every Day Counts Program and UHPC Bridge Preservation and Repair
State Perspective: UHPC Bridge Preservation, Repair and Other Initiatives
11:50 a.m.Lunch
County Site Tour with break (bring your PPE's)
5:00 p.m.Adjourn Day 1

Day 2 – June 15, 2022

7:30 a.m.Continental Breakfast
Penetrating Sealer Performance Criteria on Bridges: A New Perspective
Iowa State Bridge Center Research Overview and Updates
LIDAR Data and Bridge Deck Life
Steel Bridges With Corrugated Metal Decking for Rural County Bridges With Plank and Gravel Riding Surfaces
10:00 a.m.Break
Elimination of Deck Joints with Link Slabs – An Innovative Bridge Preservation Strategy
Strengthening of Local Bridges in Wisconsin to Remove Load Postings
Tools and Gadgets Lightening Round
Closing Discussion
12:30 p.m.Adjourn Day 2