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Federal Highway Administration / Publications / Focus / October 2010

Accelerating Infrastructure Innovations

Publication Number: FHWA-HRT-11-007
Date: October 2010

Into the Deep: New Training Takes Underwater Bridge Repairs to the Next Level

Take underwater bridge inspection and repair to the next level with the new course, Underwater Bridge Repair, Rehabilitation, and Countermeasures (Course No. FHWA-NHI-130091A). Developed by the Federal Highway Administration's (FHWA) National Highway Institute (NHI), the 2-day course trains design engineers, construction inspectors, resident engineers, and inspection divers in techniques for selecting and executing repairs to underwater bridge elements. The course may also be useful to contract administrators responsible for bridge repair or rehabilitation projects. It can be presented as a follow-on to NHI's Underwater Bridge Inspection course (Course No. FHWA-NHI-130091).

"The primary goal of the new course is to enable design engineers to select, design, and specify appropriate and durable repairs to below water bridge elements. The course is also intended to train staff in effective construction inspection of below water repairs," says Gary Moss of FHWA's Office of Bridge Technology.

Topics covered by the course include:

The course fee is $420 per participant, with a minimum of 20 attendees and a maximum of 30. Participants should have a working knowledge of bridge terminology, construction materials, and traditional underwater bridge repair techniques.

To schedule the course in your State, visit www.nhi.fhwa.dot.gov and select "Host a Course." For more information on the course content, contact Gary Moss at FHWA, 202-366-4654 (email: gary.moss@fhwa.dot.gov).

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