Statewide Conference on Local Bridges

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Since 1994 we have collaborated with the New York State Department of Transportation Structures Division to present a conference about bridge issues for local governments. It is held in the Syracuse area and runs for 1½ days.

Who should attend

This Conference is intended for county, city, town, and village highway officials in New York State who maintain and rehabilitate local bridges. Consultants, contractors, and suppliers are also welcome.

2018 Bridge Conference

October 24 & 25 2018
(Training Session October 23)
Syracuse Holiday Inn, 441 Electronics Parkway
Liverpool, NY

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Training Sessions October 23

Bridge Conference General Sessions October 24-25

Hotel Information

Holiday Inn Syracuse Liverpool
441 Electronics Pkwy
Liverpool, NY 13088
(315) 457-1122

Special Bridge Conference rate guaranteed if you call by
September 21, 2018


Calendar Photo & Poster Session Specifications

Information about submission details for the local bridge calendar and Birdge Conference Posters are available here


Call for seminar abstracts for the 24th Statewide Conference on Local Bridges


We are seeking abstracts for ½ hour presentations on topics related to local bridges including:
• Design
• Construction
• Preservation
• Programming
• Standards
• Alternative Delivery Methods
• Unique Funding Solutions
• Lessons learned (good & bad)

Priority will be given to speakers who submit their Seminar abstract by May 18th, 2018.

Please provide the speaker’s name & contact information and seminar title with the abstract.

Deadline for final Seminar Materials (including PowerPoint with learning assessment and brief resume) is August 17th, 2018.

Any questions regarding the program can be directed to:
Andrew Clark
NYSDOT, Office of Structures
50 Wolf Rd, Albany NY 12332
(518) 457-0943

Past Bridge Conferences

2017 Bridge Conference

Training Session Topics

Locally Administered Federal Aid Projects

LRFD Bridge Design

Presentations from the 2017 Bridge Conference
Notes from the Local Agency Forum

2016 Bridge Conference

Map showing fall 2016 workshops

Thank you to all those who attended this year's very successful conference. We had 348 attendees - the highest number in 10 years!

Presentations from the 2016 Bridge Conference
Notes from the Local Agency Forum

2015 Bridge Conference

Training Materials

Presentations from the 2015 Bridge Conference
Notes from the Local Agency Forum

2014 Bridge Conference

Training materials

Bridge Conference materials

A Steering Committee guides the Conference format and program, meeting two or three times annually. The Conference is intended to actively foster partnerships between local agencies with bridge responsibility and the NYSDOT. Conference participants include NYS county, city, town, and village highway officials; representatives of state and federal agencies; and private sector personnel.

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