Bridge Committee

  • Maintaining bridges in good condition has proven to extend service life and to be more cost effective than allowing deterioration to progress, resulting in the need for more extensive and costly rehabilitation or replacement projects. By developing and implementing a comprehensive bridge preservation plan, a local agency can better identify its needs, prioritize its actions, and allocate available funds appropriately. Developing a successful bridge asset management plan requires quality inspection data, an understanding of bridge costs and actions as well as an understanding of asset management principles.

Committee Members

  • Committee Members

    Rebecca Curtis, Bridge Management Engineer (Bridge Committee Chair)
    Michigan Department of Transportation
    Ms. Curtis represents the Michigan Department of Transportation

    Christopher Bolt, Managing Director
    Jackson County Department of Transportation

    Al Halbeisen, Director/Bridge Advisor
    OHM Advisors
    Mr. Halbeisen represents the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) of Michigan.

    Brad Wieferich, Bureau Director
    Michigan Department of Transportation
    Bureau of Development
    Mr. Wieferich represents the Michigan Department of Transportation



    Keith Cooper, LAP Bridges Supervisor (Bridge Committee Vice Chair)
    Michigan Department of Transportation
    Mr. Cooper represents the Michigan Department of Transportation-Local Agency Programs

    Wayne Harrall, Deputy Managing Engineer/Bridge Advisor
    Kent County Road Commission
    Mr. Harrall represents the County Road Association

    Brian Vilmont, Senior Project Manager
    Prein & Newhof, Inc.
    (616) 364-8491
    Mr. Vilmont is an Asset Management Subject Matter Expert