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Bridge 201

  • Oct 27, 2020 (8:00 - 4:00 pm CT; 7:00 - 3:00 pm MT)
    Richland County Law Enforcement Center, 413 3rd Ave N, Wahpeton ND

Please print and post the Bridge 201 training poster (PDF, 299K) at your location and encourage participation.


REGISTRATION DEADLINE: Tuesday, October 20, 2020

There is a $25.00 registration fee to cover printed training material, refreshments - breaks and lunch.

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
  • How to read an SIA sheet
  • What alert codes mean
  • Loading factors
  • Maintenance best practices
  • Load limits
  • Signing requirements
  • How to inspect a bridge
  • Failure modes


Kelly Bengston UGPTI Bridge and Pavement Engineer. Bengston is a graduate of NDSU and a registered professional engineer. He was previously the Kittson County, MN, engineer, drainage engineer for the County Drainage Authority, and district manager and engineering technician for the Kittson Soil and Water Conservation District.

Dale Heglund NDLTAP Program Director. Forty years of transportation experience ranging from equipment operator to design engineer. 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.

Bryon Fuchs Assistant Local Government Engineer for the NDDOT. He graduated from NDSU and is a registered professional engineer. Fuchs previously worked for a consultant for three years and has worked for NDDOT for 16 years in Materials and Research and Local Government.

Reed Oiens Steele County Highway Road Superintendent. Oiens began working for Steele County in 2014 as an equipment operator and was promoted to highway road superintendent in 2016. He has worked in wide array of county, construction, agriculture, trucking and business ventures. As superintendent, Oien’s goals are to learn and grow with the county, to provide and enhance the local roadway network, and to provide a safe transportation system for the traveling public.

Matt Gregg Sales Engineer, Wheeler. Greg holds a B.S. in civil engineering from UND and has five years combined design and consulting experience with timber and steel bridges and precast concrete buildings and worked three years with Polk County (MN) Highway Department. As sales engineer, Greg educates counties on bridge repair and replacement techniques with focus helping those agencies self-performing the work.

John Sauber Jr. Consulting engineer in North Dakota. He has more than 25 years of bridge engineering experience, including 10 years with NDDOT and 16 years with North Dakota consulting firms. He was also the county engineer in Mountrail County. Sauber graduated from NDSU with a B.S. in civil engineering and is a professional engineer and professional land surveyor.

Target Audience

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

608 E Boulevard AveBismarck, ND 58505