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Stream Stability and Scour at Highway Bridges for Bridge Inspectors

PROGRAM AREA: Hydraulics
Instructor-led Training (ILT)Instructor-led Training (ILT)
Calendar Year
Host Price
1 Days
0.6 Units
$400 Per Participant


CLASS SIZE: Minimum: 20 Maximum: 30


This course is an abbreviated presentation of 135046 Stream Stability and Scour at Highway Bridges. The course provides an understanding of and assistance in detecting hydraulic-related problems at highway bridges. The effects of steam instability, scour, erosion, and stream aggradation and degradation are covered. Countermeasures to these problems are discussed. This course concentrates on visual keys to detecting scour and stream instability problems and provides an introduction to portable scour monitoring instrumentation. The course emphasizes inspection guidelines to complete the hydraulic and scour-related coding requirements of the National Bridge Inspection Standards (NBIS). This course can be offered as a 1-day module in conjunction with the 3-day 135046 or as a stand-alone presentation.

NHI Courses 135086 and 135087 are Web-based trainings and are prerequisites for NHI Hydraulics courses 135047 and 135048.


Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to:

  • Identify stream instability and scour problems at bridges
  • Conduct field evaluations for scour and stream instability problems and properly code the results in the National Bridge Inventory
  • Recognize countermeasures for stream instability and scour


Federal, State, and local highway bridge inspectors responsible for detecting possible hydraulic-related problems that may threaten the integrity of highway bridges. Consultants who do bridge inspection work for the States may attend if space is available.

If you have questions about this NHI training, please contact NHI at or 877.558.6873.


Start Date: 5/24/2022
End Date: 5/24/2022
Location: HONOLULU, HI
Local Coordinator: Stacey Miyamoto (808) 356-1275
No Public Seats Available
Please contact the Local Coordinator to enroll in this session.
3 FHWA Seats
Start Date: 12/14/2022
End Date: 12/14/2022
Local Coordinator: Amy Young (217) 782-4731
No Public Seats Available
Please contact the Local Coordinator to enroll in this session.
3 FHWA Seats

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The National Highway Institute (NHI) has been accredited as an Accredited Provider by the International Accreditation for Continuing Education and Training (IACET). In obtaining this accreditation, NHI has demonstrated that it complies with the ANSI/IACET Standard which is recognized internationally as a standard of good practice. As a result of their Accredited Provider status, NHI is authorized to offer IACET CEUs for its programs that qualify under the ANSI/IACET Standard.


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