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Covers the Inspection Reporting System and the methods of inspecting various types of bridge structures and their approaches to them.
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Upon successful completion, the student will be able to:
Module 17 - Introduction to Bridge Inspection
Describe the responsibility (within government), for bridge inspections.
Describe the responsibilities of the bridge inspector.
Describe the two types of bridge inspections and the frequency for each.
Describe the three steps of the inspection process.
Describe the safety considerations applicable to bridge inspections.
List common inspection tools.
Module 18 - The Inspection Reporting System
Describe how the information on the bridge inspection form is used.
Explain when field notes are required and describe the information that should be included.
Describe what photographs should be taken during a bridge inspection.
Complete a Bridge Inspection Form.
Module 19 - Common Bridge Materials
List the three most common materials used to construct bridges.
Describe the physical and mechanical properties of each material.
Describe the types of deterioration associated with each material.
Describe the most commonly used protective systems for each material.
Module 20 -- Inspection of Waterways
Describe the principal types of steam channels.
Define the terms 'Hydraulic Opening' and 'Freeboard.'
List common materials or techniques used to stabilize the banks of waterways.
Describe the necessary steps to prepare for a waterway inspection.
Describe the general procedure for inspecting a waterway.
Inspect and rate the condition of waterway components.
Module 21 - Inspection of Substructures
Describe the physical characteristics of each common type of substructure.
List the ways in which substructure materials deteriorate.
Describe the types of movement that can affect a substructure.
Describe the general procedure for the inspection of a substructure.
Inspect and rate the condition of a substructure.
Module 22 - Inspection of Bearings
Describe the characteristics of each common type of bridge bearing.
Describe what to look for when inspecting each bearing type.
Inspect and rate the condition of bearings in a bridge.
Module 23 - Inspection of Timber Superstructures
Describe the various types of beam/stringer timber superstructures.
Explain the differences between timber though trusses, pony trusses and deck trusses.
Describe the main components of a timber truss.
Describe what to look for when inspecting timber beam/stringer or truss superstructures.
Inspect and rate the condition of timber superstructures.
Module 24 - Inspection of Concrete Superstructure
Describe the various types of reinforced concrete superstructures.
Describe the various types of prestressed concrete superstructures.
Describe the defects and the types of deterioration common to concrete superstructures.
Describe the inspection procedure applicable to each type of concrete superstructure.
Inspect and rate the condition of concrete superstructures.
Module 25 -- Inspection of Steel Superstructures
Describe the various common types of steel superstructures.
Describe the defects and types of deterioration common to steel superstructures.
Describe the inspection procedure applicable to each type of steel superstructure.
Inspect and rate the condition of steel superstructures.
Module 26 - Inspection of Bridge Decks & Approaches
Describe the common types of timber, concrete and steel bridge decks
Describe the various railing systems, curbs, wearing surfaces, and drainage systems used on timber, concrete and steel decks.
Describe the problems that affect deck joints.
Describe the procedures for inspecting signage and lighting, roadway approaches and roadway flares.
Inspect and rate the condition of bridge decks and approaches.
Effective as of Fall 2003
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