W-CE-004 An Introduction to Bridge Elements webinar: 1 PDH
Description of the An Introduction to Bridge Elements webinar
An Introduction to Bridge Elements online PDH webinar is a part of the PDH Star on-demand webinar courses.
This webinar is an introduction to the nomenclature and function of bridge elements. A bridge basically consists of two main parts: the substructure and the superstructure. The substructure includes those parts which transfer the loads from the bridge span down to the supporting ground. For a single-span structure the substructure consists of two abutments, while for multispan structures there are also one or more piers. Sometimes steel bents or towers are used instead of piers. The loads are applied to the substructure through the bearing plates and transmitted through the abutment walls or pier columns to the footings. If the soil is of adequate strength, the footings will distribute the loads over a sufficiently large area. If not, the footings themselves must be supported on pile foundations extended down to a firm underlying stratum.
This webinar is intended for civil engineers and other design and construction professionals wanting an introduction to the fundamental elements of bridges.
At the end of this webinar, you will:
- Learn about abutments which are substructures supporting the end of a single-span or the extreme end of a multispan superstructure and usually retaining or supporting the approach embankment.
- Learn about piers, which transmit the load of the superstructure to the foundation material and provide intermediate supports between the abutments.
- Learn about the superstructure which includes all those parts which are supported by the substructure, with the main part being the bridge spans.
- Learn about the deck which is that portion of a bridge which provides direct support for vehicular and pedestrian traffic
- Learn about the floor system which may consist of closely spaced transverse floor beams between girders.
Refunds and Cancellation Policies
This webinar is accepted by the Professional Engineering boards in all states mandating continuing education as listed on this page. In an unlikely case the webinar is not accepted by the board listed on this page, we will refund the full payment and will pay for you to take another course or webinar of equivalent monetary and PDH / CEU value. For complete list of on-demand webinars please click here.
Length of the Webinar / Activity
The time taken to view this webinar and successfully pass the online quiz is estimated at 1 hour.
To receive the certificate of completion for the above 1 PDH online webinar, you will need to take a 10-question multiple choice quiz based on the material presented with a minimum score of 70%. There is no time limit for the quiz and it can be taken multiple times until a passing score of 70% is achieved.
Certificate of Completion
Once you achieve a passing score of 70% on the quiz you will receive and be able to print your Certificate of Completion as a record of your continuing education. PDH Star will keep a record of your certificate for the duration as required by your state of licensure. You will be able to log on to your account and view and print your past Certificate of Completion.
The above webinar is accepted in the following states:
AK, AL, AR, DE, FL, GA, IA, ID, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, MS, MT, NC, ND, NE, NH, NJ, NM, NV, NY, OH, OK, OR, PA, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, VT, WI, WV, and WY
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- Lectures 1
- Quizzes 1
- Duration 1 hours
- Skill level All levels
- Language English
- Students 0
- Certificate Yes
- Assessments Self