Richmond Branch: January Technical Meeting

When:  Jan 18, 2024 from 11:45 AM to 01:00 PM (ET)
Associated with  Richmond Branch

Join the ASCE Richmond Branch for a monthly technical lunch meeting where our community of civil engineers come together to network, learn about exciting new topics, and earn 1.0 PDH credit.

This month Craig Ponte (VDOT Richmond District Bridge Engineer) will give an overview on VDOT’s Structure and Bridge Division.

Presenter: Craig Ponte, VDOT
Presenter: Craig Ponte, VDOT


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. 


Craig Ponte, PE | 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.

Lunch is included with Purchase of an In Person Ticket (Local Carytown Favorites)
This will be a hybrid-style meeting (virtual and in-person). This month the speakers will be in-person. Virtual attendees will still be able to interact with the speaker through the chat window to ask questions.


2810: a community gathering place
2810 W Cary St
(Reserved parking spaces on both sides of building and in gravel lot located through gate)
Richmond, VA 23221
Dial-in Instructions:
Virtual Meeting link will be emailed out to virtual attendees the week of the meeting. Please email Paige Lazar at [email protected] if you have not received the virtual link by Wednesday January 17th.

Pricing Information

Registration Regular Late
All Registrants $0.00 $0.00
In-Person (ASCE Member) Regular Late
All Registrants $25.00 $30.00
In-Person (non-ASCE Member) Regular Late
All Registrants $30.00 $35.00
Virtual Regular Late
All Registrants $10.00 $10.00
Virtual Group Regular Late
All Registrants $40.00 $40.00
Student Regular Late
All Registrants $0.00 $0.00
Meeting Sponsorship Regular Late
All Registrants $100.00 $0.00


Paige Lazar
[email protected]
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