The Federal Highway Administration’s Bridge Inspector’s Reference Manual (BIRM) is a comprehensive manual on programs, procedures, and techniques for inspecting and evaluating a variety of in-service highway bridges. BIRM serves as the basis of a comprehensive National Highway Institute training program in bridge-safety inspection. This 1 hour course is based on BIRM’s Section 1, Bridge Inspection Programs, and discusses:
1) the history of the National Bridge Inspection Program
2) responsibilities of the bridge inspector
3) quality control/quality assurance.