Bridge Deck Design
The primary function of a bridge deck is to support the vehicular vertical loads and distribute these loads to the steel superstructure. This course provides practical information regarding the decking options and design considerations for steel bridges, presenting deck types such as concrete deck slabs, metal grid decks, orthotropic steel decks, wood decks, and several others. The choice of the particular deck type to use can depend on several factors, which may include the specific application, initial cost, life cycle cost, durability, weight, or owner requirements. For the deck types discussed in this course, a brief description of the particular deck type is given, in addition to general design and detail considerations.
Once you complete your course review, you need to take a multiple-choice quiz consisting of twenty (20) questions to earn 4 PDH credits.
This course is intended to provide you with the following specific knowledge and skills:
- Concrete deck slabs, metal grid decks, orthotropic steel decks, and wood decks
- Design methods including Traditional Design Method, Empirical Design Method, and Other Methods of Analysis and Design
- Best design practices for bridge decks
Download the Course to review and begin earning your PDH credits.
We provide technical courses for PDH credits that meet Board requirements for Professional Engineers, Geologists and Land Surveyors. This courses is guaranteed to be accepted in AK, AL, AR, GA, IA, IL, ID, IN, KS, KY, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, MS, MT, NC, ND, NE, NH, NJ, NM, NV, OH, OK, OR, PA, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, VT, WI, WV, and WY. Before purchasing this course, please confirm that your state Board is listed above.