SAN DIEGO, CA — Nathan Johnson will manage the transportation structures service line for the Southwest District of WSP USA, which includes Southern California and Nevada, as a new regional technical excellence center manager. He will be responsible for project support and staffing, training, and the application of new technologies for transportation structure projects.
Johnson has extensive experience in planning, funding, permitting, design, and construction of bridge-centered projects. Prior to joining WSP, he served as transportation market bridge segment manager and director of bridge engineering for an international firm. He has published dozens of articles, papers, and journals in the areas of bridge retrofit, rehabilitation, replacement, and alternate delivery, and presented these topics internationally. He has also served as a research professor and lecturer.
A licensed professional engineer in California and Nevada, Johnson received his Ph.D.in civil engineering from the University of Nevada, Reno focusing of seismic performance of bridges. He is a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers, American Concrete Institute, Earthquake Engineering Research Institute, American Railway Engineering and Maintenance Association, American Public Transportation Association, and Accelerated Bridge Construction University Transportation Center.
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