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On-Site Event

Bridge 101 - Bridge Basics, Inspection and Maintenance

  • Sep 27, 2023 (9:00 - 4:00 pm CT; 8:00 - 3:00 pm MT)
    City of West Fargo Public Works Bldg., 810 12th Ave NW, West Fargo, ND
  • Nov 21, 2023 (9:00 - 4:00 pm CT; 8:00 - 3:00 pm MT)
    Morton County Highway Dept., 2916 37th St NW, Mandan, ND

Training Poster

Please print and post the Bridge 101 poster (PDF, 327K) at your location and encourage participation.



MANDAN REGISTRATION DEADLINE: Tuesday, November 14, 2023

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).


Training will include an on-site bridge visit. ALL attendees must wear a high visibility safety vest to participate in the on-site training.

Want to learn everything there is to know about bridges in one day? Bridge 101 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:

  • What is a bridge
  • Bridge Components?
  • Scour Surveys
  • Critical Findings
  • Significant Findings
  • Inspection
  • Inspection App: InspectX
  • Loading Ratings
  • Load Limits/Postings
  • Signing Requirements
  • Preservation
  • Maintenance Best Practices


Bryon Fuchs, P.E. NDLTAP Program Director with twenty-five plus years of transportation experience. He previously worked for a consulting engineering firm and NDDOT in Materials & Research and Local Government Division. Bryon was involved in the bridge replacement & inspection program for local agencies while at NDDOT.

Matthew Luger P.E. NDDOT Bridge Management Team Lead with 15 years of transportation engineering experience. He previously worked in the NDDOT Materials & Research Bridge Division. Matt is responsible for the NDDOT Bridge Management System, Bridge STIP, Bridge Scoping, Bridge Load Rating, and Bridge Preservation programs.

Subject matter experts:

  • Kelly Bengston, P.E., Bridge & Pavement Engineer, Upper Great Plains Transportation Institute, NDSU
  • Nancy Huether, P.E., TSP2 Bridge Preservation Engineer

Target Audience

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

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