|Name||Fundamental of Bridge Inspection|
The course is based on the "Bridge Inspector's Reference Manual (BIRM) and provides training on the inspection of in-service highway bridges. A bridge inspection involves a series of tasks that require dedicated, well-trained inspectors to successfully complete. The purpose of this course is to explain the fundamentals required for an inspector to do the job very well.
The major goals of this course are to refresh the skills of practicing bridge inspectors in fundamental visual inspection techniques; review the background knowledge necessary to understand how bridges function; communicate issues of national significance relative to the nations' bridge infrastructures; reestablish proper condition and appraisal rating practices; and review the professional obligations of bridge inspectors.
This course is based on section 3 (Fundamentals of Bridge Inspection) of the FHWA Bridge Inspector's Reference Manual, 2002 (updated in 2006).
A minimum of 30 multiple-choice quiz questions will be offered and 70% minimum passing grades are required to successfully complete the course.