Monthly Technical Presentation and Dinner Meeting
Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Topic: The Route 52 Causeway Replacement Project -1.5 PDH

Location: Radisson Valley Forge Hotel and Conference Center
1160 First Avenue, King of Prussia, PA 19406

Cost: members $45; non-members $50; students $15

Description: The Route 52 Causeway Replacement Project extends 2.8 miles, from the intersection of Route 9 and 52 in Somers Point to Ocean City at Ninth Street and Bay Avenue. The existing Route 52 causeway was constructed in 1933, the causeway includes four bridges spanning Great Egg Harbor and barrier islands; two of which are drawbridges over Ship Channel and Beach Thorofare Channel. The proposed project includes the complete replacement of the existing bascule bridges with two high-level fixed spans over the Ship Channel and Beach Thorofare. The typical section of the bridge includes two 12-foot lanes and a minimum 8-foot outside and 5-foot inside shoulders in each direction separated by a concrete median barrier in the bridge section.

Presenter: Joseph Romano, P.E. is a Structural Department Manager with Michael Baker Jr., Inc. he is also a Deputy Project Manager from Michael Baker Jr., Inc (Baker) for the Route 52 Causeway Replacement Project. Joe has 19 years of bridge design experience on major and complex bridges, and is thoroughly conversant with the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) Bridge Design Manual. His design experience includes new structures, AASHTO Load and Resistance Factor Design (LRFD) and curved girder, temporary structures to facilitate construction, bridge replacement and rehabilitation, complete deck reconstruction, and roadway improvements. Other projects include the RT 440 superstructure replacement, I-78 Connector project, I-95 and Scotch Road Interchange, Atlantic City/Brigantine Connector, RT 21Viaduct, and numerous others. He received both a Masters degree and Bachelors degree in Civil Engineering from Lehigh University.

Meeting schedule:
5:30-6:15 Social and Registration 6:15-7:00 Dinner (chicken/fish/vegetarian) - please note preference in response
7:00-8:30 Program

To register (REQUIRED):
Please email Khalid Shaikh at:
Tel: 215-896-6264 by 09/21/2013
Please make check payable to SEI-Philadelphia at the door