BRIDGE INSPECTOR'S TRAINING MANUAL 70

THIS MANUAL PROVIDES GUIDELINES FOR THE TRAINING OF BRIDGE INSPECTORS AND INSTRUCTION FOR THE CONDUCT OF BRIDGE INSPECTIONS. CHAPTER 1 OUTLINES, IN GENERAL TERMS, THE PRIMARY DUTIES OF THE BRIDGE INSPECTOR, THE ESSENTIAL REQUIREMENTS FOR THE TRAINING OF BRIDGE INSPECTORS, AND THE PREREQUISITE QUALIFICATIONS FOR INDIVIDUALS SELECTED FOR SUCH TRAINING. CHAPTER 2 PROVIDES A SIMPLIFIED CLASSIFICATION OF BRIDGE TYPES AND A RUDIMENTARY EXPLANATION OF SIMPLE MECHANICS. THE PLANNING OF A BRIDGE INSPECTION OPERATION AND THE USE OF AN INSPECTION FIELD BOOK ARE EXPLAINED IN CHAPTER 3. CHAPTER 4 DESCRIBES THE METHODOLOGY AND THE PROCEDURAL SEQUENCE TO BE FOLLOWED IN CONDUCTING A BRIDGE INSPECTION. CHAPTER 5 COVERS THE CHARACTERISTICS AND WEAKNESSES OF THE MAJOR CONSTRUCTION MATERIALS, AND EXPLAINS THE NATURE AND CAUSES OF FOUNDATION MOVEMENTS AND THEIR EFFECTS UPON BRIDGES. A DESCRIPTION OF TYPICAL STRUCTURAL DEFICIENCIES COMPOSES THE BULK OF THIS CHAPTER. A BRIEF DISCUSSION OF THE METHODS OF REPORTING INSPECTION RESULTS AND MAKING RECOMMENDATIONS IS CONTAINED IN CHAPTER 6. THE MANUAL ALSO CONTAINS A GLOSSARY OF COMMONLY USED BRIDGE ENGINEERING AND INSPECTION TERMS AND A SHORT BIBLIOGRAPHY. /TRRL/

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  • Pagination: 24 p.

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  • Accession Number: 00219201
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: May 15 1973 12:00AM