Bridge Inspection - Module 6 - Scour & Emergency

This module is part of a 6 part webinar series.  Module 1 should be completed before taking Modules 2-6.  Module 6 will cover: Scour & Emergency Bridge Inspection. Please note, if you are registering  for Modules 1-6, please click here.

Instructor: Stephen Hill, PE

This section serves as an introduction to the concepts and impacts of scour and erosion on railroad structures and right of way.

This module is intended as an introduction for inspectors to aid their understanding of to recognize the impact of moving water on railroads.

Learning Outcomes:
Describes how flow causes scour and erosion.
Provides guidelines for scour and erosion inspection.
Defines and illustrates leading types of scour and erosion problems at railroads.
Explains how to identify each type.
Lays a groundwork for what types of countermeasures can be applied.

Emergency Bridge Inspection
Instructor: James Lee Hostler, PE

This section takes a close look at practices and procedures when responding to an event which may have affected the intended carrying capacity of your bridge to safely carry the loads for which it is intended. 

This module is intended for anyone who may be responding to an emergency event and for those who may need to better understand what that bridge inspector is facing.

Learning Outcomes: 
The safety aspects of an Emergency Bridge Inspection with regards to the Bridge Inspector, the Public, and the Railroad. 
The proper responses for a Bridge Inspector to bridges that may have been damaged by Impacts, Fires, Earthquakes and Floods. 

This webinar is comprised of recommended practices and relevant accumulated knowledge from subject matter experts in the railroad industry. It is not intended as a regulatory qualification.

Instructor Biographies:

Stephen Hill, PE 
is a railroad engineering professional with nearly 50 years of experience in track design, construction, inspection and maintenance and bridge maintenance, construction and inspection.  He has held various key field and office positions for Class 1 railroads, Short Lines and Commuter operations.

James Lee Hostler, PE is a 1977 Texas Tech University graduate with his bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering.   He has 37 years of class one Railroad experience with the Burlington Northern Santa Fe and its predecessor road, the Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe. 


Life Members: $79.00
Student Members: $65.00

Group Registration is available for 10 or more registrations only that are submitted at the same time and paid for by one payment will receive a 10% off discount per registration. Please contact for additional information on group registration.

PDH Credit: 2.0

*Webinar fees are non-refundable and by registering you agree to this policy.

Webinar Time is Eastern Time and will be conducted on the Zoom platform.  On-demand access will be available after the scheduled “live date.”  PowerPoint presentation will be available for download before the webinar will begin.
10/28/2021 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

PDH Hours: 2.0

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