Glenn Washer

Portrait of Glenn Washer

Lifetime of Service

Ultrasound. Ground penetrating radar. Thermal imaging. You probably don’t think of these Nondestructive Evaluation (NDE) technologies as necessary tools for bridge inspections. But Glenn Washer, professor of civil and environmental engineering, has conducted research that proves these technologies greatly enhance condition assessment of bridges, leading to improved inspections that help prevent accidents and collapses.

A big industrial bridge arching over a canal. Power lines criss-cross over a sky that deepens from tangerine to lavender.

MU Engineering professor helps solidify new bridge inspection standards

Mizzou Civil and Environmental Engineering Professor Glenn Washer has long been a proponent of more common-sense, risk-based federal bridge inspection standards, and he’s done the research to back them up. And now, those standards have become federal policy.