WEBINAR: Iowa Bridge Inspection, Bridge Maintenance, and Bridge Rating Manuals


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Description

The purpose of the webinar is to provide local agencies, state personnel, and consultants with an overview of the NEW Iowa Bridge Inspection, Bridge Maintenance, and Bridge Rating manuals. The manuals are available on-line on the Iowa DOT website (see http://www.iowadot.gov/bridge/ under "Maintenance and Inspection") to provide information about the common areas of bridge inspection, maintenance, and load rating.

  • The Iowa Bridge Inspection Manual describes regulations, policies, data requirements, quality control, and quality assurance, as well and many other inspection related topics.
  • The Iowa Bridge Maintenance Manual is intended to give examples of repair issues that a bridge owner may not be familiar with or to confirm if their repair practices are consistent with other agencies.
  • The Iowa Bridge Rating Manual provides basic information to a load rating engineer to help them prepare load ratings as required by the FHWA and according to state law.

This is a free webinar and the presentation will be accessible from your own computer.

Objective

This webinar will provide an overview of the NEW Iowa Bridge Inspection, Maintenance, and Load Rating Manuals. By the end of the webinar, bridge inventory managers will understand how the manuals can be used to help them manage their bridge inventories in accordance with the Iowa D.O.T. and FHWA policies and procedures.

Intended Audience

The intended audience for this webinar is all county, city, state, and consulting staff who work with bridges in Iowa. The webinar provides an opportunity to hear the content of the NEW Iowa Bridge Inspection, Maintenance, and Load Ratings Manuals (these manuals are at the following website - http://www.iowadot.gov/bridge/ (under Maintenance and Inspection).

Instructor

The primary instructor for this webinar will be Scott Neubauer from the Iowa D.O.T. Scott has worked in the Iowa D.O.T Office of Bridges and Structures for 19 years. He is currently the Bridge Maintenance and Inspection Engineer.

For More Information

If there are questions about this information please email (kknapp@iastate.edu) or call Keith Knapp at 515-294-8817.