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The AASHTOWare Bridge Design and Rating Task Force provides technical oversight to the ongoing support, maintenance, and enhancement of AASHTOWare Bridge Design and Rating software. They meet with the software developers 5 times a year to ensure compliance with annual work plans and set strategic direction for the AASHTOWare Bridge Design and Rating software.


Yihong Gao – Minnesota Department of Transportation, Chair

Mark Bucci – Louisiana Department of Transportation , Vice Chair

Ruben Boehler – Illinois Department of Transportation

Jennifer Hart – Indiana Department of Transportation

Michael Johnson – Idaho Transportation Department

Jeff Ruby – Kansas Department of Transportation

Scott Westerfield – Mississippi Department of Transportation

AASHTO Support:

Ryan Fragapane – Product Director

Ben Sade – Associate Product Manager

Benefits of joining:

  • Insight into the status of the AASHTOWare Bridge products which your department licenses
  • The ability to influence the continuing improvement of those products and proactively incorporate AASHTOWare Bridge product changes into your department’s operations
  • Opportunity to acquire valuable contacts with other departments

How to apply:

Are you interested in joining the AASHTOWare Bridge Design and Rating Task Force? Contact Ryan Fragapane, Product Director at, or Ben Sade, Associate Product Manager at