Introduction to Bridge Components

Course Number: T-2002
Credit: 2 PDH
Subject Matter Expert: Mark P. Rossow, PE (Retired), PhD,
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Overview

In Introduction to Bridge Components, you'll learn ...

  • Types of bridges and the primary components of a bridge
  • The purpose and function of the substructure, bearings, superstructure and decks
  • Materials, shapes and connection types used in bridge construction
  • Types of connections used to transfer loads between members

Overview

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Credit: 2 PDH

Length: 56 pages

This course begins by introducing the major components of a bridge. Next, the basic member shapes and connections of the bridge are presented. Finally, the purpose and function of the major bridge components are described in some detail.

The course includes many drawings, pictures and illustrations of bridges and bridge components to aide in understanding of the material. This is a fundamental course intended for engineers interested in learning the basics about bridge construction materials and methods.

 

Specific Knowledge or Skill Obtained

This course teaches the following specific knowledge and skills:

  • Major bridge components
  • Basic member shapes and materials, including timber, concrete, iron and steel
  • Connection types, including pins, bolts, rivets and welds
  • Decks - purpose, function and materials
  • Deck joints, drainage, appurtenances, lighting and signage
  • Superstructure – purpose, function and types
  • Bearings – function, elements and types
  • Substructure – purpose and function

Certificate of Completion

You will be able to immediately print a certificate of completion after passing a multiple-choice quiz consisting of 15 questions. PDH credits are not awarded until the course is completed and quiz is passed.

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