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On-Site Event

Bridge Basics Inspection and Maintenance

  • Jul 16, 2024 (10:00 - 5:00 pm CT; 9:00 - 4:00 pm MT)
    Hettinger County Courthouse, 336 Pacific Ave., Mott ND

Training Poster

Please print and post the Bridge Basics | Inspection and Maintenance poster (PDF, 312K) at your location and encourage participation.


REGISTRATION DEADLINE: Tuesday, July 9, 2024

There is a $25.00 registration fee (includes training materials). 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 Basics 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


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

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.

HDR, Inc. – HDR has been inspecting the local agency bridges in the SW portion of the state and will be providing on-site bridge portion instruction for the Hettinger County class.

Target Audience

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

608 E Boulevard AveBismarck, ND 58505