Apr 8 - Apr 12
8:00 am - 5:00 pm

In Person

Bridge and Structure Inspection Course TM45 - COURSE IS FULL

Introducing the concepts, procedures, and methods used in bridge inspection, you will develop the ability to assess the condition of a structure and recognize problems that require follow-up action.

Note: The course materials will act as a useful resource while obtaining experience. However, you are responsible for keeping up to date on current legislations and regulations.

Course Content

  • Types of bridges and culverts
  • Components
  • Construction materials and material defects
  • Procedures for conducting a detailed visual inspection using the Ontario Structure Inspection Manual (OSIM) including: identification of material defects, performance deficiencies, maintenance needs and the need for additional investigations 
  • Field trips

Who Should Attend?
Municipal employees who are responsible for conducting detailed visual inspections of bridges and culverts under the supervision of a licensed professional engineer.

A basic understanding of bridge types and bridge components gained by the successful completion of the Bridge and Culvert Management Course (CSA03) or equivalent experience.

Materials Required

  • CSA approved safety vest, hard hat, safety boots, safety glasses, and appropriate outdoor clothing for the field trips.
  • Calculator with scientific functions

Evaluation Process

  • Case studies, open/closed book exam and prequizzes
  • Passing Grade:  60%.

This course is recognized by:

  • This course qualifies as a “specialized course” for the Association of Ontario Road Supervisors (AORS) Certified Road Supervisors – Intermediate level (CRS-I) certification program.
  • OACETT=This course may be used for technical specialist, technician, and technologist programs. Point Value = 8
  • The Engineering Institute of Canada awards 3 Continuing Education Units to this course.

Register online or send to register@ogra.org or fax to 289-291-6477.

Tony Angelo is the Manager of Structures at 407ETR Concession Company Ltd. He has over 21 years of experience in the functional planning and structural design, inspection and rehabilitation of a variety of transportation structures, including highway structures, vehicular and railway grade separations, multi-span bridges over navigable waterways and lesser scale conventional water crossings.

At 407ETR Concession Company Ltd, Tony is directly responsibility for the inspection, maintenance, prioritization, budgeting, repair, rehabilitation, and construction administration of all structures within the Highway 407ETR corridor. He is registered as a Professional Engineer in Ontario.

Tony has completed structural inspections, evaluations, surveys, testing, and investigations on a wide variety of structures across most of Ontario for private and public organizations.  Tony has extensive experience in the detailed design of bridges and culverts including an immense assortment of precast concrete structures, cast in place concrete structures and structural steel structures.


Dennis Baxter is Senior Manager, Bridges for GHD Limited in Whitby, Ontario.  He is a professional engineer with over 33 years of experience specializing in transportation structure design, bridge rehabilitation and inspection, asset management, structural planning and construction services. He has managed a wide variety of bridge design and rehabilitation assignments, including design of bridge structures over railways, navigable and non-navigable waterways, roadways and pedestrian thoroughfares, detailed structural inspections, detailed condition surveys, structural steel fatigue inspections, underwater inspections, timber inspection, load assessments, and emergency services.

Dennis’ experience includes major assignments in the areas of bridge inspection, rehabilitation and replacement.  He has also been involved in construction administration and liaison.


David Gagné is the Senior Manager of Bridge Inspections with GHD’s Transportation Department with 25 years of experience.  He has been involved in MBADES inspections of over 5000 bridge and culvert structures and has supervised over 500 deck condition surveys. 

David has been involved in over 3000 Biennial Inspections of bridge, culvert, and overhead sign support structures for various MTO regions, municipal clients and on Highway 407 ETR.  David is an IHSA working at heights instructor. David has published a paper on the Logistics of Inspecting the Prince Edward Viaduct – Don River Section.


John Stephenson is a Senior Project Manager for the Region of Waterloo. He is responsible for managing infrastructure projects ranging in value from $2 million to $50 million. Prior to that he was the Region’s Senior Transportation Infrastructure Engineer, and was responsible for co-ordinating bridge inspections, testing, and evaluations, as well as managing the Region’s bridge and structures data base. Before joining the Region, John worked in the private sector as a bridge consultant in both Toronto and Vancouver. He has worked on numerous high profile bridge projects such as the Lions Gate Bridge in Vancouver, Peace Bridge, Thousand Islands Bridge, and the Confederation Bridge. John holds both a Bachelors degree in Civil Engineering and Management and a Master of Engineering degree from McMaster University.


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April 8, 2019 - Apr 12
8:00 am - 5:00 pm