Thursday, October 27, 2016
The New Crum Creek Viaduct - 1.0 PDH

1234 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107
Meeting Area Location:  3rd Floor Auditorium.  All attendees will be required to sign in at the lobby.

Members $45; Non-members $50; Government $25; Students $15

PLEASE RSVP BY October 21, 2016


On July 8, 2016 roughly 7 million pounds of bridge was shifted into place in Swarthmore, PA.  The new Crum Creek Viaduct was an accelerated bridge project that replaced the existing 121-year old structure on SEPTA’s Media-Elwyn Regional Rail Line.  The substructure for the new bridge was built underneath the existing bridge while the existing bridge remained in-service.  The superstructure was erected off-alignment on the new substructure straddle bents and temporary falsework.  During an 11-week shutdown period, the old bridge was demolished, and the new bridge was slid laterally into place.  The new bridge was designed by FIGG and constructed by Walsh Construction using the design/build delivery method.  The presentation will be delivered by Richard Slattery of SEPTA and Dan Kucz of FIGG.

The presentation by Mr. Slattery (SEPTA) will focus on an overview of the old Crum Creek Viaduct, the motivation for replacement, the design/build team selection process, and oversight of the design and construction by the Walsh/FIGG team.

The presentation by Mr. Kucz (FIGG) will focus on key components of the new Crum Creek Viaduct including the substructure design, superstructure design, the lateral slide, design constraints imposed by the accelerated bridge approach, and conclusions/lessons learned.

Attendees will receive 1.0 PDH’s


Richard Slattery, P.E. – Mr. Slattery has over 41 years of experience in design and analysis of transportation structures. He is currently the Senior Project Manager for the Project Development Group within the Capital Construction Department at the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority. In that position he is managing and directing the development of design plans for major SEPTA capital construction projects. Mr. Slattery specializes in the inspection, analysis, rehabilitation and new design of highway and railroad bridge structures.  He is an authority on the rehabilitation of older structures; including steel and timber trusses, concrete arch structures, and is an authority on the design and rehabilitation of movable bridges.

Dan Kucz, P.E., S.E. – Dan Kucz is a Bridge Engineer for FIGG in Exton, PA.  Prior to entering the industry, Kucz earned a B.S. in Civil and Environmental Engineering at Lafayette College and a Master’s degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Delaware (UD).  While at UD, Kucz’s research focused on analyzing distortion-induced fatigue cracking using finite element modeling.  Kucz has chiseled his use of finite element modeling to aid in the analysis and design of projects such as the Crum Creek Viaduct, the new Harbor Bridge (Corpus Christi, TX), the Florida International University pedestrian bridge, and various large-scale bridge projects located throughout the Northeast Corridor.  Kucz is a registered PE in Pennsylvania and Delaware, and a registered SE in Illinois.

Meeting schedule:
5:30 pm - 6:30 pm  Social and Registration
6:30 pm - 7:15 pm  Dinner (Baked Ziti & Sausage + Chicken Parmesan / Vegetarian) - please note preference in response
7:15 pm - 8:30 pm  Program

To register (REQUIRED):
Register Here (link), or you may email James Greco <> or call
(215) 606-0409 by the Friday before the meeting (10/21/2016).  

Mail checks payable to SEI-Phila Chapter (or bring to the meeting) to:
SEI Treasurer Mr. Dwayne Dottin
509 Beatty Rd.
Media, PA 19063


**Payment must be made for the cost of dinner if you make a reservation but are not able to attend, since we must pay this cost to the caterer.**