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International Bridge Conference
I-70 Eastbound Clear Creek Bridge; Making the Best of Difficult Constraints


11 June 2014, 8:30 a.m.


David Lawrence Convention Center, Pittsburgh


Kenneth Saindon, PE, SE - Principal Bridge Engineer

IBC 14-66: I-70 Eastbound Clear Creek Bridge; Making the Best of Difficult Constraints
Kenneth Saindon, PE, SE, Atkins Principal Bridge Engineer
Wednesday, June 11 8:30 a.m.

There were many design challenges presented by the site location and the overall I-70 Corridor project development criteria requiring consideration of multiple design features. This technical session:

  • Presents an understanding of how difficult project constraints drove the need for unique design features.
  • Demonstrates a real-world example of shear-friction design methodology for integral pier caps that challenges conventional wisdom.
  • Provides feedback related to implementation of the Construction Manager/General Contractor (CM/GC) delivery method used for this complex project.

Lecturers biography
 Ken Saindon
Kenneth Saindon, PE, SE, Principal Bridge Engineer

Saindon served as principal bridge engineer for the I-70 Twin Tunnels Design and Construction project. His experience includes many types of bridges with a focus on complex, long span, and aesthetic structures that satisfy contractor constructability, owner longevity, and aesthetic expression of the general public. Ken has worked with numerous local agencies, 12 state departments of transportation, two federal agencies, five tolling authorities, three light rail transit agencies, and three Class 1 freight railroads. He is currently developing the final design for the Manning Crevice Bridge replacement–a unique single-tower, asymmetric, earth-anchored cable suspension bridge located in a dramatic rocky canyon of the Salmon River in Idaho.