MN Concrete Forum: MnDOT’s Experience With High Performance Concrete Bridge Decks & Reinforcement

55 people registered to attend this presenation that was given by Ed Lutgen, MnDOT Bridge Construction & Maintenance Engineer.

This presentation encompassed the past, present, and future regarding MnDOT bridge decks. It started with a brief history then moved onto the evolution of MnDOT’s low slump concrete overlay program. It also discussed high-performance bridge deck mixes including pozzolans like silica fume and fly ash along with mixes with a low cement content, fibers and lightweight sand to produce internal curing. In addition, the progression in reinforcement types from uncoated or black bar reinforcement to galvanized, epoxy-coated rebars then to stainless steel and finally glass fiber-reinforced polymer (GFRP) bars was covered.

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Ed Lutgen

Forum Attendees

Forum Attendees



October 5, 2017


Midland Hills Country Club
2001 Fulham Street
Roseville, MN 55113




Attendees will be awarded a certificate of attendance for 1.0 PDH