Safety Inspection of In Service Bridges (10 Days)

Date: 3/23/2020 8:00 AM - 4/3/2020 5:00 PM
Staybridge Suites Lincoln I-80
2701 Fletcher Ave
Lincoln, Nebraska 68504

Event Overview

Federal, State, and local highway agency employees; and consultants involved in inspecting bridges or in bridge inspection management and leadership positions. A background in bridge engineering is strongly recommended. All participants must successfully complete (score 70% or better) one of the following three prerequisite requirements within two years prior to attending this training: 1)130054 Engineering Concepts for Bridge Inspectors ; 2) 130101 Introduction to Safety Inspection of In-Service Bridges ; or 3) 130101a Prerequisite Assessment for Safety Inspection of In-Service Bridges. Click here for complete NHI prerequisite instructions prior to class.

Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to:

  • Discuss duties and responsibilities of a bridge inspector and define inspection concepts.

  • List inspection equipment needs bridges and site conditions.

  • Describe, identify, evaluate, and document components and deficiencies of bridge components and elements

  • List design characteristics and describe inspection methods and locations for common concrete, steel, and timber structures

  • Identify and evaluate various culvert and waterway deficiencies

  • Discuss the need to inspect underwater portions of bridges

  • Describe nondestructive evaluation methods for basic bridge materials

  • Demonstrate how to field inspect and evaluate common concrete, steel, and timber bridges