Bridge Maintenance Overview

Description: This workshop will provide an overview of basic distress identification and maintenance items for various bridge components, with an emphasis placed on the types of bridges that are commonly found at the local level (including pre-stressed concrete box beam, concrete slab, steel beam, truss and timber structures). In addition, several major culvert types will be addressed (including corrugated metal, aluminum box and pre-cast concrete box). Although this 1-day overview workshop is not a substitute for ODOT’s in-depth 6-day Bridge Inspector’s Training Course, it will highlight several of the major inspection and maintenance items (i.e., “what to look for” and “what to do”). The discussion will refer to ODOT’s Bridge Inspection Manual and Bridge Maintenance Manual. Course materials will be provided.

provider: Ohio LTAP