We are happy to present the slate of officers for the WC NSPE-MO for the 2020-2021 year. Due to the extraordinary circumstances, we will be conducting the business of voting for approval of the BOD virtually. Please respond at your convenience to the forthcoming voting survey. Also keep an eye out for our invitation for a virtual happy hour in June. We hope all WC members are happy and healthy during these unique times.
Slate of Officers and Directors for the 2020 – 2021 Administrative Year
President Eric Strack, PE
President-Elect Sheryl Gallagher, PE
Treasurer Jordan Freborg, PE
Secretary Caleb Mitchell, EIT
Chapter Director Jim Guthrie, PE – Term Expires June 30, 2021
Chapter Director Patrick Joyce, PE– Term Expires June 30, 2021
Chapter Director Lauren Pins, PE– Term Expires June 30, 2022
Chapter Director Andrew Dorman, PE– Term Expires June 30, 2022
Chapter Director Garrett Lust, PE – Term Expires June 30, 2023
Chapter Director Open
State Director Tom Greer, PE – Term Expires June 30, 2021
MSPE 2020 Annual Convention:
Going Virtual and Staying Strong
June 15-17, 2020
Registration is now available for the Missouri Society of Professional Engineers Virtual Business and Educational Conference.
The Conference Planning Committee has put together a great program, please click here to access the agenda.
Earn up to six (6) PDH hours for one low price!
This virtual event will be held on the Zoom platform, links will be sent to attendees prior to the conference.
Missouri Society of Professional Engineers (MSPE)
Thursday, June 18th , 2020
Sliding the Poplar Street Bridge
Abstract: The Poplar Street Bridge is a 50 year old five span (300’-500’-600’-500’-265’) 2165’ long structure which carries I-64 &I-55 over the Mississippi River in downtown St. Louis and connects Missouri and Illinois. The bridge has twin Eastbound and Westbound superstructures consisting of two variable depth steel box girders (25’ max. depth) with an orthotropic steel deck on a shared substructure.
The Missouri Department of Transportation hired HDR to provide the following improvements to the Poplar Street Bridge: 1) Increase lane capacity of the EB Bridge from 4 to 5 lanes in conjunction with improving interchange ramp structures on the Missouri side, 2) provide a new and improved riding surface and 3) Rehabilitate the structure.
A unique aspect of the project was the sliding of the existing bridge. In lieu of a traditional widening, the eastbound superstructure was successfully slid 9’ to the south onto widened piers on March 31, 2018 over the course of 2.5 hours and was widely reported as the 2nd longest bridge slide ever in the United States by length. The eastbound and westbound superstructures were then connected together using a concrete deck on a stringer-floor-beam type cross frame system which added redundancy and improved the performance of the structure.
Greg Kuntz is Bridge Section Manager in HDR’s St. Louis office. He is a graduate of the University of Missouri-Rolla and the University of Kansas. He has nearly 20 years of experience in the management, design and construction of highway bridge projects, primarily for the Missouri Department of Transportation. His projects include numerous major river crossings and complex rehabilitations
Time, Date, Location
12:00pm to 1:00pm, Thursday, June 18th, 2020 via Zoom Meeting. One (1) PDH is available.
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Call in Number: 1-312-626-6799
Meeting ID: 886 0731 8119
No need to register. Use link above to access the meeting.
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