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Bridge 101

Date: 3/16/2023 9:00 AM - 3/16/2023 4:00 PM

Location: Atchison - 819 Commercial Street
819 Commercial Street

Atchison, Kansas




Course Description:

The objective of this training is to provide the participant with the tools to improve their knowledge of bridge types, basic terminology, bridge components, and bridge inspections using the National Bridge Inspection form and frequency of inspections. This is a basic awareness course; those participating in this training will improve their technical knowledge, and be able to correctly identify major bridge components and materials used in bridge construction and maintenance.

 An elective Roads Scholar Level I course.

Course Objectives:

  • Provide maintenance personnel the information needed to identify bridge materials and bridge types
  • Introduce bridge inspections and the importance of maintenance items on a bridge inspection.
  • Identify basic bridge materials, members, shapes, and components associated with bridges and structures
  • Identify bridge types with an understanding of the structural differences
  • Examine how load paths for different bridge types and structures are transferred through the structure to the ground
  • Introduce the required bridge inspection reports and cycles for inspection
  • Identify the need for follow up maintenance and documentation of items found on the bridge and culvert inspection forms

Instructor: Keith Browning

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Cancelation Policy:

 We request that you cancel at least a week before a scheduled class. If someone from your agency can not attend a scheduled class, a replacement from your agency may attend in their place, as long as is notified of the change. 

If you have to cancel enrollment in a class, we offer a refund to your account depending on the cancellation date. Please see below for more details.

100% refund if you cancel 7 or more days before a class

50% refund if you cancel 3-6 days before a class

No refund if you cancel 0-2 days before a class

Absences due to extenuating circumstances will be handled on a case by case basis. Please email with questions.