Deputy Chief Engineer Structures, NYS Department of Transportation (retired)
Richard Marchione, PE retired from the New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT) as the Deputy Chief Engineer Structures, a position he held for eight years, capping off over 37 years of bridge engineering experience with the Department. As the executive level manager of the Department's Office of Structures, Richard was responsible for the safety of bridges in New York State through the implementation of an inspection and evaluation program, and developed a structures capital program on a statewide level. As manager of the structures program, Richard developed and executed policies and standards for the design, construction, inspection and asset management of bridges, large culverts and overhead sign structures.
Richard earned a BSCE degree from Northeastern University and a master's in public administration from the University at Albany. Richard served as NYSDOT's top bridge engineer and primary member for the American Association of State Highway Transportation Officials Committee on Bridge and Structures and served on the structural steel design, bridge management, evaluation and rehabilitation and bridge preservation technical committees. He was also a member of the TRB subcommittee on Accelerated Bridge Construction, the Steering Committee Chair for the NY Statewide Conference on local bridges, served on the board of the Association of Bridge Construction and Design Eastern NY and continues to serve as chair of the external advisory board for the Institute of Bridge Engineering at the University at Buffalo.