Bruce Johnson, P.E.
Design of Bridges for Service Life and Upcoming AASHTO Guide
Oregon State Bridge Engineer and Vice Chair of AASHTO Committee on Bridges and Structures
Oregon Department of Transportation
Bruce Johnson is a Senior Project Manager at Otak in the Portland, OR – Vancouver WA area. Otak is a multi-disciplinary international firm of architects and engineers who embrace the principles of integrated design, an approach that helps create sustainable solutions for the built environment.
He was previously the State Bridge Engineer in Oregon from September 2004 to May 2019. He supervised 75 people in bridge design, standards, operations, inspection, major bridge maintenance, load rating, bridge management, and preservation. Prior to that, he was the Division Bridge Engineer, for Federal Highway Administration in Oregon from October 1988 to September 2004. He worked in various positions with FHWA in Oregon, Nevada, Kansas, Colorado, Indiana, and Iowa from 1975-1988. Bruce taught the NHI 2-week Bridge Inspection Course in 1997 – 2000.