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Bridge Inspection Course TM45
Holiday Inn, 590 Argus Rd., Oakville, ON L6J 3J3
Apr 8 - Apr 12
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
In Person

Bridge Inspection Course TM45

Using the concepts, procedures, and methods identified in the Ontario Structure Inspection Manual (OSIM) you will:
• Identify the type and severity of material defects,
• Assess and rate the condition of a variety of bridge elements, and
• Report your findings using the OSIM forms.

Course Content
• Types of Bridges
• Bridge Elements
• Materials focusing on concrete, steel, and asphalt.
• Material defects
• Procedures for conducting and documenting a detailed visual inspection using OSIM, including identification of material defects, material condition, defect severity levels, and performance deficiencies.
• Inspection Safety
• Field trips to bridges

Who Should Attend
Government employees, consultants, and contractors involved in the detailed visual inspections of bridges, or individuals who need to gain an understanding of OSIM reports.

A basic understanding of bridge types and bridge elements.

Materials Required
• CSA approved safety vest, hard hat, safety boots, safety glasses, and appropriate outdoor clothing for the field trips.
o Clothing: CSA Standard Z96-15
o Hard Hats: CSA Standard Z94.1-15
o Work Boots: CSA Standard Z195-14
o Safety Glasses: Z94.3.1-16
• Calculator

Evaluation Process
Pre-course evaluation, case studies, field assignments, and open-book knowledge evaluation.


This course is recognized by:

  • 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.
  • This course may be used for technical specialist, technician, and technologist programs. Point Value = 7
  • The Engineering Institute of Canada awards 3 Continuing Education Units to this course.

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.


Holiday Inn, 590 Argus Rd., Oakville, ON L6J 3J3


April 8, 2024 - Apr 12
8:00 am - 5:00 pm