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AVAILABLE FROMDOCUMENT RESUMECE 000 008Bridge Inspector's Training Manual..Federal Highway Administration (DOT), Washington,D.C. Bureau of Public Roads.
241p.; Corrected Reprint 1971
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing
Office, Washington, D.C..20402 (GPO 19720-930,
:MRS PRICEMF- 0.65 HC- 9.87DESCRIPTORSBuilding Trades; Civil Engineering; Component 'Building Systems; *Construction (Process);*Curriculum Guides; Equipment; *Inspection; *Job
Training; *Manuals; Skilled Occupations; Vocational
A guide for the instruction of bridge inspectors isprovided in this manual as well as instructions for conducting andreporting on a bridge inspection. The chapters outline thequalifications necessary to become a bridge inspector. The subjectareas covered are: The Bridge Inspector, Bridge Structures, BridgeInspection Reporting System, Inspection Procedures, Bridge ComponentInspection Guidance, and Reports and Recommendations..The duties ofan inspector and the requirements for his training are laid out inchapters one through four. Chapter five covers the construction anddesign aspects of bridges together with the explanation of mechanicalprinciples. The nature and theory of bridge construction occupies
approximately two thirds of the manual. The rest of the manual covers
the inspection field book, inspection equipment, foundation movementsand effects on bridges, the nature of underwater inspections, and
structural bridge deficiencies._ There are extensive diagrams,
photographs, a glossary of bridge engineering and inspection terms,and a 62-item bibliography.