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Steel Bridges: Loads and Load Combinations

COURSE NO: S01-010
COURSE PROVIDER: Donald Parnell, P.E.
Steel Bridges: Loads and Load Combinations
Course Highlights

This online engineering PDH course discusses the various components of the loading of a bridge system along with its components.


AASHTO LRFD Bridge Design Specifications specifies various aspects of loads and load combinations used in bridge design. This course provides information beyond that contained in the AASHTO LRFD that will be useful to the bridge designer. It also discusses and reviews the various limit-state load combinations to assist the designer in avoiding non-governing load combinations.


This 1 PDH online course is applicable to civil and structural engineers and professionals who are interested in understanding the nature of loads and load combinations used to design steel bridges.
Learning Objectives

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

  • Understanding the different load types  
  • Familiarizing with the reliability base design concept
  • Learning about the load factors and modifiers
  • Knowing the limit state combinations
Course Document
In this professional engineering CEU course, you need to review the course document titled, Steel Bridges: Loads and Load Combinations”, which is based on the CED outline document “Steel Bridge Design Handbook: Loads and Load Combinations, Publication No. FHWA-HIF-16-002-Vol.7, dated December 2015.
To view, print and study the course document, please click on the following link(s):
Steel Bridges - Loads and Load Combinations (1.2 MB)
Course Quiz
Once you complete your course review, you need to take a multiple-choice quiz consisting of ten (10) questions to earn 1 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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