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An Introduction to Steel Bridge Maintenance and Repair

J. Paul Guyer, P.E., R.A., Fellow ASCE, Fellow AEI

This course discusses steel bridge maintenance and repair. Preventive maintenance of steel bridge components consists mainly of measures to protect the steel from corrosion. When deicing salt is added to the electrolyte, there is a dramatic increase in the rate of corrosion of the structural steel. Corrosion is usually easily spotted by visual inspection. Protection from corrosion can take various forms. The physical condition of the structure must first be determined by a detailed inspection. The structural capacity of the steel should be known. Once the physical condition of the bridge is evaluated, a determination of whether damaged bridge components should be repaired or replaced is made.

This course includes a multiple-choice quiz at the end, which is designed to enhance the understanding of the course materials.

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