Sunday, October 5

1:30pm – 3:00pm

(S37) Bridge Conference Opening

Presentation of the PCI Bridge Design Awards


Track: National Bridge Conference


Welcome from The Federal Highway Administration, M. Myint Lwin, Federal Highway Administration


2008 PCI Bridge Design Awards, John Dick, PCI


Eugene Freyssinet – The Origins of Prestressed Concrete (28), Kenneth W. Shushkewich, KSI Bridge Engineers, San Francisco, CA


It is well known that Eugène Freyssinet was the inventor of prestressed concrete. However, it is not as well known that he was a skilled craftsman and prolific bridge builder, and this is what prepared him to invent prestressed concrete. This paper and presentation describe the journey taken to create this “entirely new material” that led to a “revolution in the art of building”.