Minnesota Department of Transportation

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Bridges and Structures



Bridge Maintenance Academy III


February 3-7, 2020


MnDOT Plymouth Truck Station
2315 Fernbrook Lane
Plymouth, MN

Course Description

Participants will be given the opportunity to construct a small single span bridge in order to facilitate bridge jacking training. As part of this exercise, participants will be able to observe experts and perform hands-on bridge maintenance tasks, such as setting elastomeric bearings, setting steel beams, fastening steel diaphragms, constructing bridge deck formwork, placing rebar, placing, finishing and curing bridge deck concrete, installing a strip seal joint and performing full depth deck patching. Following construction of the bridge, participants will receive an introduction to basic bridge jacking and bearing and joint maintenance fundamentals as well as perform a bridge jacking exercise.

Please note that each agency is responsible for providing the appropriate safety, tool and equipment training, PPE and basic tools that are needed for participating in this hands-on academy.

Who should attend

The primary audience for this course includes bridge maintenance employees with less than five years of experience.


  • $100 per person for Minnesota local agencies
  • $1000 per person for out of state agencies


MnDOT employees must register through their training representative. All others must register by filling out a registration form and submitting check payment to Amanda Klawiter at the MnDOT Training and Conference Center.

Bridge Maintenance Academy III is open for external registration until January 10, 2020.