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Bridge Training and Education

Conferences

2015 Pacific Northwest Bridge Inspectors' Conference - Focused specifically towards the inspection of in service bridges.

2014 Pacific Northwest Bridge Maintenance Conference - information on bridge maintenance including presentations and vender booths.

Web-based Bridge Related Courses Offered by the National Highway Institute (NHI)

NHI Bridge and Structures Related Courses 
NHI Online courses are available 24/7.  Nearly all courses are free and participants can control the pace at which they complete the course and may return as often as they wish.


Bridge Classes Offered by Local Programs

Courses and description for bridge training classes that are regularly offered each year by Local Programs Bridge Services.

Bridge Condition Inspection Update (BCIU)
Offered: Yearly, in or around February
Description: Participants will discuss the latest Washington State Bridge Inspection Manual, BridgeWorks.Net bridge inspection software, bridge file records, bridge funding and other important bridge program issues.

Bridge Condition Inspection Fundamentals (BCIF)
Offered: Yearly, in or around February
Description: Provide basic knowledge of bridge condition inspection, construction materials, material properties, bridge components and nomenclatures, loadings, stresses and strains, and deterioration of bridge materials and members.

Bridge Condition Inspection Training (BCIT)
Offered: Yearly, in or around March
Description: This two-week course is based on the FHWA “Bridge Inspector’s Reference Manual” and will provide extensive training on the condition inspection of in-service bridges. Satisfactory completion of this course will fulfill the training requirements of the National Bridge Inspection Standards (NBIS)

Bridge Inventory Coding 
Offered: Yearly, in or around January
Description: This course is designed to provide knowledge of the requirements for the correct coding of bridges contained in the National Bridge Inventory.