|Bridge Maintenance Training FHWA-NHI-134029
This NHI course focuses on cost-effective bridge maintenance and repair procedures performed by typical transportation agency crews. Included are step-by-step instructions for the preparation and performance of maintenance and repair on common bridge elements. Bridge preservation is emphasized throughout. While engineers often attend, the material is designed for bridge crew supervisors and technicians.
Comprehensive Bridge Inspection (Part 1, previously Basic-Level 1)
[Registration opens in mid-March 2015 through LTAP] The Inspection courses have been updated to incorporate changes in the Bridge Inspection Program. The objective of this course is intended for new bridge inspectors. This 3-day course is part one of two required for the comprehensive training course based upon the NBIS and the Bridge Inspector's Reference Manual. Participants are required to print out the Primer Workbook (PDF in the Training Handouts on the right hand side of this website), answer the questions and bring the completed workbook to the class.
Comprehensive Bridge Inspection (Part 2, previously Advanced-Level 2)
[Registration opens in mid-March 2015 through LTAP] The Inspection courses have been updated to incorporate changes in the Bridge Inspection Program. The objective of this course is intended for new bridge inspectors. This 3-day course is part two of two required for the comprehensive training course based upon the NBIS and the Bridge Inspector's Reference Manual.
SMS Open Lab
[No Future Classes Scheduled] Structure Management System Open Labs allow users to practice navigating the web-based system while members of the SMS team are available.
Underwater Bridge Inspection
[No Future Classes Scheduled] The latest changes to the National Bridge Inspection Standards
(NBIS), which became effective January 13, 2005, require FHWA-approved
bridge inspection training for all divers conducting underwater inspections. One
method of meeting this requirement is the completion of an FHWA-approved
underwater diver bridge inspection training course. Satisfactory completion of
this 4-day course will fulfill the NBIS requirement. This course provides an
overview of diving operations that will be useful to agency personnel
responsible for managing underwater bridge inspections.
Fracture Critical Inspection
[No future classes scheduled] This training will help inspectors evaluate bridges more thoroughly and will provide them with additional knowledge in how structures work and what can take place when they don’t work. The course curriculum for this training reflects current practices, while addressing new and emerging technologies. The course also features exemplary hands-on training with popular types of non-destructive evaluation (NDE) equipment, and a case study of an inspection plan for a fracture critical bridge.
Bridge Climbing Course
[No future classes scheduled] Next class tentatively planned for Fall of 2015. This course is intended for new bridge inspectors in order to provide an introduction as well as an overview to industrial rope-access techniques as a plausible means to access and inspect structures.
Introduction to Element Level Bridge Inspection
[This was a one-time course and will not be offered again] This 1-day course from FHWA will provide an introduction as well as an overview for the collection of Element Level Bridge Inspection data from a national perspective. Training qualifies as “Bridge Inspection Refresher Training”. Bring the "IELBI" handouts on the right hand side of this website to class.
Bridge Inspection Refresher Training
Active NBIS Team Leaders and Program Managers/Reviewers must at a minimum successfully pass an approved refresher training every 5 (five) years. Current approved refresher trainings include: The SMS Training from 2013, Manual of Bridge Inspection Training from 2011, NHI Stream Stability Training, NHI Fracture Critical Training, NHI Dive Inspection Training and either the ODOT Level 1 or ODOT Level 2 or ODOT Bridge Inspection Refresher Training will satisfy the requirements for a "Refresher Training".