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Protocols for the Assessment and Repair of Bridge Foundations

COURSE NO: S08-006
COURSE PROVIDER: Gilbert Gedeon, P.E.
Protocols for the Assessment and Repair of Bridge Foundations
Course Highlights

This online engineering PDH course provides information on protocols for the assessment and repair of bridge foundations.


This course is intended to provide guidance to bridge owners for preparing for and responding to bridge foundation failures. The word “failure” as used herein includes foundation movements and/or corrosion beyond the design norms for the structure that result in the need to close a bridge or portion thereof for any period of time. The movements and/or corrosion may or may not cause the bridge to be unsafe but are considered significant enough to close the bridge.


This course describes case histories of recent bridge foundation failures. It also provides guidance on preparing for foundation events by collecting records, establishing response teams and developing notification and communication protocols. Once an event has occurred, the course provides guidance for response including closing the bridge to traffic, notifying government and private parties, stabilizing the bridge site, investigative and monitoring techniques, repair and retrofit techniques. The course includes a check list intended to assist bridge in preparing for an incident and for developing a response once an incident has occurred.


This 8 PDH online course is applicable to structural engineers and other professionals who are interested in learning more about the assessment and repair of bridge foundations.
Learning Objectives

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

  • Familiarizing with repair and retrofit techniques utilized in the restoration of bridge foundations, ensuring the successful rehabilitation of the structure
  • Learning about effective response procedures following a bridge foundation failure, such as closing the bridge to traffic, notifying relevant government and private parties, stabilizing the bridge site, and implementing investigative and monitoring techniques
  • Understanding the definition and scope of bridge foundation failures, encompassing movements and/or corrosion that exceed design norms and necessitate bridge closures
  • Learning about practical guidance for preparing for foundation events, including the collection of relevant records, establishment of response teams, and development of notification and communication protocols
  • Knowing strategies and techniques to restore the load carrying capacity of failed bridge foundations, enabling the bridge to be put back into service
Course Document
In this professional engineering CEU course, you need to review the course document titled, “Protocols for the Assessment and Repair of Bridge Foundations”, which is based on the U.S. department of transportation document “Protocols for the Assessment and Repair of Bridge Foundations”, publication no. FHWA HIF-17-044.
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Course Quiz
Once you complete your course review, you need to take a multiple-choice quiz consisting of forty (40) questions to earn 8 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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