The course is based on the "Bridge Inspector's Reference Manual (BIRM) and provides training on the inspection of in-service highway bridges. The course will familiarize students with the Federal and State inventory and inspection forms, coding of items, detection and evaluation of various defects or damage to the bridge structure and emphasize uniformity and accuracy of data collected and coded on inventory forms. This course does not go into depth on underwater or complex bridge inspections.
Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to:
The course notes are primarily based on the Federal Bridge Inspectors Training Manual and the recording and Coding Guide and emphasis on the numerical ratings of safety related defects, structural defects and deficiencies and to promote uniformity of rating.
A minimum of 60 multiple-choice quiz questions will be offered and 70% minimum passing grades are required to successfully complete the course.