LIVE WEBINAR .. Suspension Bridge and Structural Evaluation Techniques

LIVE WEBINAR .. Suspension Bridge and Structural Evaluation Techniques



EARN 2 Professional Development Pre-Approved Credits: 

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We are approved provider by:

  • NJ Board of Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors
  • New York Board of Professional Engineers , Sponsor # 201  beginning 2/1/2021 to 1/31/2024
  • Florida Board of Professional Engineers: Laws and Rules and Ethics, Provider number 0007543 (Ethics) 0010489
  • Florida Board of Professional Engineers: CE provider Provider number 0007543
  • Maryland Board for Professional Engineers

Basic concepts and innovative techniques of structural evaluation of suspension bridges. A suspension bridge is a special type of bridge in which loads from the bridge deck are carried by vertical suspenders that are supported by cables suspended between towers and anchored at both ends of the bridge. General inspection of bridges can include biennial inspections, interim inspections, in-depth inspections and special inspections. In the structural evaluation of a bridge, flags are frequently used to express the bridge’s structural condition. Red, yellow and safety flags are used to report conditions posing a clear and present danger or condition if left unattended for an extended period of time. A Prompt Interim Action (PIA) is issued/recommended whenever a condition considered extremely serious and in need of immediate attention is indicated by either a red flag or safety flag.  Today, many U.S. suspension bridges are showing signs of distress due to aging and improper repair or rehabilitation or lack of proper maintenance. Normally, visual inspections of fatigue fracture prone details are done for structural evaluation of critical components of suspension bridges. Extending the service life of aging suspension bridges is important to the transportation industry. Proper Non-Destructive Testing (NDT) can identify most structural problems. Thereafter, necessary repair/rehabilitation can be executed with minimum funding. This presentation will also cover existing/new structural evaluation techniques of suspension bridges based on author’s personal structural evaluation experience of high-rise suspension bridges.

The participants will learn:

  • Uniqueness of suspension bridges in comparison to other types of bridges
  • How to increase service life of a suspension bridge
  • To determine significance of warning flags

Topics Covered:

  • Various types of inspections of suspension bridges
  • Concept of NDT (Non-Destructive Testing) as applied to suspension bridges
  • Benefits of NDT (Non-Destructive Testing) compared to conventional inspection
  • Innovative structural evaluation techniques of suspension bridges

Tuition: $39.95

2 CEUs/Professional Development Hours


Avinash Prasad, PE, LS, F.ASCE, FF, EMTPrassad

Mr. Avinash Prasad is a Licensed Professional Engineer and Land Surveyor with more than 25 years of civil engineering and project management experience. As a registered professional engineer and land surveyor (NJ, NY, CT, MA, RI), he specializes in bridge asset management and structural evaluation of bridges, particularly suspension bridges. He is currently researching bridge asset management for his doctoral dissertation at New York University.  He has received dual MS degrees in Civil Engineering and Engineering Management from NJIT and a BS degree in Civil Engineering from India. He has more than 1000 hours of continuing professional education as instructor/participating professional. He is a NJ state certified emergency medical technician (EMT), emergency medical responder (EMR), and firefighter (FF). He is also a certified CPR, AED administer. He is a fellow of American Society of Civil Engineers and an active member of several professional organizations such as: AREMA, PMI, AISC, NYSAPLS, IPWE, IRT and IIBE. The ASCE, Railway Age and Railway Track & Structure conference proceedings has accepted many of his technical papers for presentation and/or publication.


LIVE WEBINAR .. Wednesday March 31, 2021 7:00pm-9:00pm