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Bridge Safety Inspection Refresher Training

The Minnesota Department of Transportation, in cooperation with the Federal Highway Administration and the University of Minnesota, College of Continuing Education, are pleased to offer seven Minnesota Bridge Safety Inspection Refresher Training seminars to be held at various statewide locations in February and March, 2014.

View the 2014 Bridge Safety Inspection Refresher Training Seminars Flyer

Register online by selecting the date of the courses below.

Who Should Attend

To maintain MnDOT certification as a Bridge Safety Inspection “Team Leader”, attendance is required at a minimum of two bridge inspection refresher training seminars during each 4 year re-certification period.

  • County, City, or Consultant Engineers who are designated as bridge inspection “Program Administrators” are required to attend a minimum of two bridge inspection seminars every four years.
  • Individuals who assist in bridge inspections are not required to attend, but are welcome and encouraged to do so.


The Minnesota Department of Transportation conducts Bridge Safety Inspection Refresher Training each year to improve the quality of inspections, introduce new equipment and techniques, and maintain consistency and reliability throughout the state-wide network of bridge safety inspection programs.

Speakers will discuss a variety of issues that surround key topics, and use visual presentations with handouts to deliver the core of this training. Seven seminars, with different locations and dates, are available to choose from. Regardless of location, all participants will receive comparable training.

2014 Topics

  • NBIS Review Summary
  • Critical Findings Update
  • Culvert Condition Ratings
  • Channel & Channel Protection Condition Ratings
  • MnDOT Bridge Inspection Manual Updates
  • Inspection Quality (FHWA Metric #12)


Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) and Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) staff

General Information

  • The seminar fee is $85 and includes training materials, lunch and refreshments breaks.
  • Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. Seminars are scheduled from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Class space is limited and early registration is highly recommended.

For Registration Questions Contact: Ashley Knudson, University of Minnesota (612) 624-4754, cceconf2@umn.edu
For Curriculum Questions Contact:  Pete Wilson, MnDOT (651) 366-4574, peter.wilson@state.mn.us

2014 Dates and Locations

Register online by selecting the date of the courses below, or print out a PDF copy of the registration form to mail or fax in.

February 6, 2014 - Blaine Public Works, 1801 – 101st Ave NE, Blaine

February 13, 2014 - MnDOT District 3B, Headquarters, 3725 – 12th Street No., St. Cloud

February 20, 2014 - Carlton County Public Works, 1630 County Road 61, Carlton

February 27, 2014 - Holiday Inn, 1155 Highway 10 E, Detroit Lakes

March 13, 2014 - Ramada Hotel & Conference Center, 1517 16th Street SW, Rochester

March 20, 2014 - Courtyard Marriott, 901 Raintree Road, Mankato

March 27, 2014 - Hiway Federal Credit Union, 840 Westminster Street, St. Paul

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