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FHWA Bridge Maintenance: Non-Structural Items

COURSE NO: S03-011
FHWA Bridge Maintenance: Non-Structural Items
Course Highlights

This online engineering PDH course is based on Chapter XIII (Miscellaneous Maintenance Procedures) and Chapter XIV (Winter Maintenance Procedures) of the manual, and discusses procedures related to maintenance of the bridge approach, debris removal from the channel, scour protection, and maintenance under wintertime conditions.


The Bridge Maintenance Training Reference Manual was developed to serve as part of a Federal Highway Administration training course.  The objectives of the training are to 1) provide instructions in bridge maintenance and repair procedures, 2) provide an overview of general management techniques useful to a bridge maintenance supervisor or technician, 3) improve work-site safety, and 4) acquaint bridge maintenance personnel with the purpose and function of bridge management systems.


This 3 PDH online course is intended primarily for structural and civil engineers, as well as design and construction professionals, and would be of particular interest to consulting engineers or to engineers serving in government organizations concerned with the maintenance of bridges.

Learning Objectives

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

  • Approach settlement
  • Mudjacking
  • Guardrail attachment
  • Installing relief joints in approach pavement
  • Bridge damage caused by debris
  • Debris removal
  • Debris countermeasures
  • Identifying the need for scour countermeasures
  • Revetments
  • Flow control measures
  • Structure or channel modifications
  • Repair of scour and substructure undermining by replacement of material
  • Rebuilding scoured streambed
  • Repair of settled and tilted pier
  • Response to ice and snow on the deck
  • Ice and snow removal from the bridge
  • Snow plow damage to the bridge
  • Chemicals and abrasives
  • Winter maintenance activities
Course Document

In this professional engineering CEU course, you need to review Chapter XIII, "Miscellaneous Maintenance Procedures" and Chapter XIV "Winter Maintenance Procedures" of the Federal Highway Administration Bridge Maintenance Training Reference Manual, Publication No. FHWA- NHI-03-045, March, 2003.

To view, print and study the course document, please click on the following link(s):
FHWA Bridge Maintenance: Non-Structural Items (7.4 MB)
Course Quiz
Once you complete your course review, you need to take a multiple-choice quiz consisting of twenty (20) questions to earn 3 PDH credits. The quiz will be based on Chapters XIII and XIV of this FHWA publication.
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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