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On-Site Event

Understanding Bridge Basics, Inspection, Maintenance and Repair

  • Sep 1, 2022 (9:00 - 4:00 pm CT; 8:00 - 3:00 pm MT)
    Farmers Meeting Room, Walsh County Courthouse, 600 Cooper Ave, Grafton ND

Training Poster

Please print and post the Understanding Bridge Basics, Inspection, Maintenance and Repair poster (PDF, 332K) at your location and encourage participation.


REGISTRATION DEADLINE: Thursday, August 25, 2022

There is a $25.00 registration fee (includes training materials, refreshment breaks and lunch). NDLTAP will invoice post event.

The above resource and more can be accessed by visiting the TLN Learning Management System (LMS).


Want to learn everything there is to know about bridges in one day? Bridge 201 is for you. While we can't promise that you will learn EVERYTHING about bridges, we will help you understand the key elements, such as:

  • Bridge part names
  • Why we complete scour surveys
  • What is a bridge
  • Significant findings
  • Loading ratings
  • Maintenance best practices
  • Inspect
  • Load limits
  • Signing requirements
  • How to inspect a bridge
  • Failure modes


Dale Heglund, P.E.NDLTAP Program Director. Forty years of transportation experience ranging from equipment operator to design engineer. His career focus has been to promote a quality roadway network by helping others understand roadway engineering principles, the synergies of working cooperatively with others, leadership skills, and new technology implementation processes.

Matthew Luger. . Engineer, Bridge Management Section. Matthew is a graduate of UND and is a registered professional engineer. He has 12 years of NDDOT work experience in the Materials and Research and Bridge Divisions. His current focus is on the bridge load rating, bridge inspection, and bridge preservation programs.

Bryon Fuchs. Assistant Local Government Engineer for the NDDOT. Fuchs is a graduate of NDSU and is a registered professional engineer. He previously worked for a consulting company for three years and has worked for NDDOT for 16 years in Materials and Research and Local Government.

Subject matter experts:

  • Kelly Bengston, P.E., Bridge & Pavement Engineer - Upper Great Plains Transportation Institute, NDSU
  • Wes Dickhut, P.E., M.S., Project Development Engineer for North and South Dakota - GeoStabilization
  • Matt Gregg | Sales Engineer - Engineered Products - Wheeler
  • Nancy Huether, P.E. - TSP2 Bridge Preservation Engineer

Target Audience

Blade operators, truck drivers, road superintendents, county, city, and township officials, and those in local governmental road or street departments.

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