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January Technical Meeting – VDOT Richmond District Bridge Program


Presentation Topic: VDOT Richmond District Bridge Program

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This will be a hybrid-style meeting (virtual and in-person). This month the speaker will be in-person. Virtual attendees will still be able to interact with the speaker through the chat window to ask questions.

Abstract: The Richmond District covers 14 counties and eight cities, encompassing 5,122 square miles of Central Virginia and serves as home to about 1.4 million people. Within the Richmond District, there are over 2,600 existing bridges and culverts, with more structures being added to this inventory as new bridges and culverts are built and come online.  Managing this inventory of structures provides challenges and opportunities for engineers to solve complex problems and contribute to the overall health and longevity of our local bridge infrastructure.  This presentation will provide an overview of the mission, responsibilities, challenges, and priorities of the Richmond District bridge program area.

Presenter: Craig Ponte, P.E. – VDOT Richmond District Bridge Engineer

Prior to joining VDOT in 2022, Mr. Ponte served as a practicing structural engineer for nearly 20 years at Richmond based consulting engineering firms on a wide variety of roadway and bridge projects throughout the U.S. Including Virginia, Washington, D.C., Texas, Georgia, Pennsylvania, and New York.   In his current position at VDOT, he leads the bridge program in the Richmond District, including the inspection, design, and maintenance program areas.  Mr. Ponte holds a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from Syracuse University.


When: Thursday, January 18th, 2024
11:45 AM -12 PM – Sign in and Networking
12 PM -1PM – Presentation

Where: 2810: a community gathering place, 2810 W Cary St, Richmond, VA 23221
(Reserved parking spaces on both sides of building and in gravel lot located through gate)

(Virtual attendees will receive a Teams Meeting)

Registration Price: 
In Person Members: $25 members
In Person Non-Members: $30
In Person Late Ticket: $30
Virtual Individual: $10
Virtual Conference Room: $40*
Virtual Student Ticket: FREE

*For viewing as a company group; as professionals we expect attendees to purchase this option when group sharing rather than as an individual ticket.

Lunch is included with purchase of an in-person ticket (Local Carytown Favorites)

PDH: 1.0 HR