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On-Site Event

Bridge 201

  • Jun 22, 2021 (8:00 - 4:00 pm CT; 7:00 - 3:00 pm MT)
    Ramsey County Courthouse (Lower Level), 524 4th Ave NE, Devils Lake ND
  • Jun 24, 2021 (8:00 - 4:00 pm CT; 7:00 - 3:00 pm MT)
    McKenzie County Public Works Bldg., 201 5th St NW, Watford City ND

Training Poster

Please print and post the Bridge 201 poster (PDF, 296K) at your location and encourage participation.


DEADLINE: Tuesday, June 15, 2021 for Ramsey County

DEADLINE: Thursday, June 17, 2021 for Watford City

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



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.

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.

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.

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