Bridge Conference

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March 19 & 20, 2019   |   Marriott Auburn Hills Pontiac – Pontiac, Michigan


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Michigan Bridge


The Michigan Bridge Conference provides information about bridge inspection, research, construction, repair, and management over the course of two days. Day 1 features educational sessions focused on a specific topic. It benefits state and local bridge engineers; bridge consultants; and personnel responsible for design, construction, and maintenance of bridges. Day 2 encompasses a broader range of topics and includes program updates. The conference is open to engineers, engineering consultants, and surveyors from state, municipal, and local agencies who manage or work with bridge assets.

The Michigan Bridge Conference is a conference of the Center for Technology & Training (CTT). It is hosted each year by the CTT, home of Michigan's Local Technical Assistance Program and the Bridge Load Rating Program. For more information on the conference and for registration information, please explore the tabs, above, on


Bridge Conference flyer

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You must register separately for each day of the conference. Seating is limited; register early to ensure participation.


DAY 1 (Educational Sessions)
Employees of public agencies..................................$85
Employees of private companies............................$110

Registration here.


Employees of public agencies..................................$85
Employees of private companies............................$110

Registration here.


The registration fee includes:

  • Access to all sessions for the specific event
  • Conference handouts and other materials for that day
  • Food and refreshments for meals and breaks listed in the agenda for that day

Registration does not include accommodations; the conference flyer will contain details on accommodations that are available for participants. Please notify us in advance if you have special dietary needs. NOTE: Michigan Tech reserves the right to use any pictures taken during this event for advertising and/or instructional purposes.

CANCELLATION POLICY: No-shows and cancellations within three business days prior to the workshop or conference will be charged the full registration fee. Substitutions will be accepted.

Questions? E-mail or call (906) 487-2102.




Day 1 and Day 2 of the Michigan Bridge Conference will count for instructional hours for continuing education for professional engineers. The number of hours will be noted in the conference flyer. The CTT’s continuing education policy is available at




The Michigan Technological University Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering typically offers an alumni and friends gathering concurrently with Michigan Bridge Conference events.  For the 2019 event, please view the flyer image below:

Join us for Husky Time with alumni and friends on Tuesday March 19 from 5 to 7 pm at Auburn Hills Marriott Pontiac Ottawa Ballroom



Each year, we try to provide you with the most innovative and timely topics related to technology, training, and technical assistance. If you are presenting for us during this year's presentation, here are a few helpful tips:

  • Create an outline for your presentation. Make sure you have a clear central idea and three to four audience take-aways. This will help you create a presentation that is easy for your audience to follow.
  • Keep points simple and succinct. You're an expert, but there are many people in the audience that are new to this information.
  • Use large type, standard fonts, and strong contrast on your slides. This will guarantee that your audience will see what's most important.
  • Use simplified charts and graphs instead of tables. The finer details work best for printable charts, graphs, and tables. When you omit these details from your slides, don't worry: you can still talk about them if you feel that some of those details were helpful for context.
  • Use images where possible. And, remember: any words on your slide should not be repeating the words you are saying; otherwise, you and your slides will be redundant.
  • Use video only if it is the best or only way to communicate your point. Be sure to clip videos to the most salient sections. Your audience is there to hear you!

Please feel free to contact us at if you need assistance in constructing your presentation. We will be happy to help you!


Do you know a person who is knowledgeable about an innovative technology or a timely training topic? Do you know something about a technology or technique that you think would help your peers? Please take a moment to suggest a person you know or yourself as a potential speaker at one of our upcoming conferences using the form below. 


Speaker Suggestion Form

NOTE: We greatly value your input; however, we may not be able to incorporate every suggestion we receive.
NOTE: We greatly value your suggestions for topics that provide training and technical assistance; however, please be aware that we cannot use marketing/sales topics for our conference presentations.

The links below contain the conference brochure and presenter slideshows (you'll be redirected to the Michigan LTAP website for events that took place before 2012).