Alliant starts structures group

September 22, 2016

Finding ways to address our aging infrastructure will be a primary concern for the next several decades. Many of our transportation systems, including roads and bridges, were built 40-70 years ago and are in need of repair, widening, or replacement. Alliant is excited to add structural engineering services for our clients to respond to these needs. We are pleased to introduce Eric McGeehan and Dennis Manke as the first members of our new Structures Group.

Eric McGeehan will take the helm as Alliant’s Structural Engineering Manager. For the past 15 years, Eric has focused his career on the design of structures for a large variety of transportation projects across the nation, including two award winning bridges in Minneapolis—the Martin Olav Sabo Cable Stay bridge on the Midtown Greenway and the Bridal Veil Falls open-spandrel concrete arch bridge. His experience extends beyond bridge design and includes a wide range of minor transportation structures, such as box culverts, sign supports, and retaining walls. He holds a B.S. in Civil Engineering from Michigan Technological University with an emphasis in Structural Engineering, and has been a licensed Professional Engineer since 2003.

Dennis Manke is a Structures CADD Technician with over 31 years of experience in the civil engineering field. Dennis began his structural design career as a bridge technician in 1988 and he was responsible for preliminary and final bridge plan production. Over the years, he has developed expertise in construction practices for the successful building of bridges and roadways. He has prepared designs for numerous agencies, including the Minnesota Department of Transportation, Hennepin County, the City of Minneapolis, and other DOTs across the country.

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