Minnesota Department of Transportation

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Bridges and Structures




Bridge Maintenance Academy II

February 6-10, 2017
Plymouth, MN

Participants will receive an introduction to the fundamentals required to perform bridge maintenance effectively, including structural steel, shotcrete, timber bridge maintenance and formwork.  Participants will also be given the opportunity to observe experts and perform hands-on bridge maintenance tasks, such as concrete formwork, rebar placement, concrete placement, finishing and curing, chain dragging, concrete removal, patching and structural steel repair.

Bridge Safety Inspection Refresher Training

MnDOT, in cooperation with the Federal Highway Administration and the University of Minnesota College of Continuing Education, conducts annual Bridge Safety Inspection Refresher Training in February and March to improve the quality of inspections, introduce new equipment and techniques, and maintain consistency and reliability throughout the statewide network of bridge safety inspection programs. Speakers discuss a variety of issues that surround key topics, and use visual presentations with handouts to deliver the core of this training. Seminars are scheduled from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Who should attend

  • Individuals who need to maintain MnDOT certification as a Bridge Safety Inspection “Team Leader.” Attendance is required at a minimum of two bridge inspection refresher training seminars during each four year recertification period.
  • County, city, or consultant engineers who are designated as bridge inspection “Program Administrators” are required to attend a minimum of two bridge inspection seminars every four years.
  • Individuals who assist in bridge inspections are not required to attend, but are welcome and encouraged to do so.


The seminar fee is $95 and includes training materials, lunch and refreshment breaks.

How to register

View 2017 registration information.