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Roads Scholar #14:
Bridge Maintenance & Repair
About the Course
Louisiana has hundreds of locally owned bridges that require routine maintenance and costly repairs to remain operational. Many commercial and in-house repairs do not meet the level of acceptable practices and/or render structures to be impossible to inspect. This class incorporates DOTD guidance on best practices and all bridge owners are encouraged to attend.
Participants will learn the following skills related to local bridge maintenance and repair:
- Identify bridge types and components
- To develop basic programs for routine, preventative, and proactive bridge maintenance
- To incorporate preventative maintenance into agency work plans and budgets
- To identify signs of deterioration that lead to damage resulting in load restrictions or closures
- Select and implement cost effective repairs that follow best practices and are acceptable as part of the NBIS compliance
- Select the best maintenance techniques for other bridge features such as waterways, approach roadways, and safety appurtenances
This class is recommended for Parish and Local Agency Engineers, Managers, Supervisors and Employees who direct or conduct maintenance or repair of locally owned bridges.
Registration/Check-in 7:00 a.m.
Class 7:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
HAMMOND — 10/18/2022 *POSTPONED*
Hammond Police Training Center
47038 Conrad Anderson
Hammond, LA 70401
BATON ROUGE — 10/26/2022
4099 Gourrier Avenue
Baton Rouge, LA 70808
WEST MONROE — 11/15/2022
Cheniere Lake Lodge
104 Cheniere Lake Drive
West Monroe, LA 71292
BOSSIER CITY — 11/16/2022
DOTD District 04 Conference Room
3339 Industrial Drive
Bossier City, LA 71112
ALEXANDRIA — 11/30/2022
Public Works Complex, City of Alexandria
2021 Industrial Park ROad
Alexandria, LA 71303
Lake Charles — 12/13/2022
White Oak Landing
5584 River Road
Lake Charles, LA 70615
LAFAYETTE — 01/10/2023 *POSTPONED*
Lafayette Utilities System (LUS)
1314 Walker Road
Lafayette, LA 70506
NEW ORLEANS — 01/24/2023
New Orleans Regional Transportation Management Center (NORTMC)
10 Veterans Memorial Blvd.
New Orleans, LA 70124
Jim Ferguson, PE, CFM, D.WRE
Jim has been involved in civil engineering for over 27-years, both in public service and private consulting. He is the founder and owner of "Veteran Inspections and Assessments, LLC (VIA)"- designated as a Louisiana Veteran Owned Small Business. VIA specializes in supporting local governments. Previous positions include Director of Public Works and Planning and Zoning Administrator for West Feliciana Parish, Chief Design and Construction Engineer for the City of Baton Rouge, Drainage Engineer and Offsystem Bridge Manager for East Baton Rouge Parish, and City Engineer for the City of Central. He serves as the Floodplain Manager for several municipalities and actively performs bridge inspections and assessments where needed. Jim is a registered Professional Engineer in all of the gulf south States.
Fees & Cancellations for RS#14
$25 for Public Agencies
$50 Private Agencies
Credit card payments are accepted through the online registration system. Checks or money orders are also accepted.
Make checks payable to:
LOUISIANA STATE UNIVERSITY
Mail checks to:
4099 Gourrier Avenue, Baton Rouge,
ATTN: Courtney Dupre
Registration is required one week in advance of class. Failure to cancel at least 72 hours prior will result in a forfeit of the registration fee. Participant substitution is available.
Professional Development Hours (PDHs)
Professional Development Hour (PDH) credit will be awarded as follows: six (6) PDHs for RS#14. LTRC is a Louisiana State Board of Registration for Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors, approved Sponsor/Provider of Continuing Professional Development.
Contact the LTAP Office via:
Phone: (225) 767-9717
Fax: (225) 767-9156
The Louisiana Local Technical Assistance Program (LTAP) is a cooperative effort between the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD), the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), and Louisiana State University (LSU). LTAP serves the needs of local transportation agencies and is a part of the Louisiana Transportation Research Center (LTRC).