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Bridge Failures: Causes, Analysis & Lessons Learned

COURSE NO: S02-032
Bridge Failures: Causes, Analysis & Lessons Learned
Course Highlights

This online engineering PDH course discusses bridge failures, the causes, analysis and the lessons learned.


Bridge failure has dramatic consequences in every nation's transportation system. In addition to casualties and loss of lives, the disruption in the service results in tremendously adverse effects on economic growth. Principal causes of bridges failure can be divided into internal causes and external causes or natural factors and human factors. Design error, construction mistakes, hydraulic, collision, and overload are the top 5 leading causes, resulting in more than 70% of the bridge failures.


This 2 PDH online course is intended for licensed design professionals, forensic structural engineers, consulting engineers and licensed general contractors who are interested in understanding the real causes behind the failure of bridges and how to avoid them.
Learning Objectives

This PE continuing education course is intended to provide you with the following specific knowledge and skills.

  • Familiarizing with the principal and specific causes of bridge failures
  • Learning about the failure mechanisms of bridges due to the top 5 leading causes
  • Gaining an overview of case studies of several bridge failures with detailed failure analysis of each
Course Document
In this professional engineering CEU course, you need to review the course document titled, “Bridge Failures: Causes, Analysis & Lessons Learned”, which is prepared by Ibrahim M. Metwally, Ph.D., P.E.
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Course Quiz
Once you complete your course review, you need to take a multiple-choice quiz consisting of fifteen (15) questions to earn 2 PDH credits. The quiz will be based on the entire document.
The minimum passing score is 70%. There is no time limit on the quiz, and you can take it multiple times until you pass at no additional cost.
Certificate of Completion

Upon successful completion of the quiz, print your Certificate of Completion instantly. (Note: if you are paying by check or money order, you will be able to print it after we receive your payment.) For your convenience, we will also email it to you. Please note that you can log in to your account at any time to access and print your Certificate of Completion.

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