Bridge Construction – Module ID 36201-17

Bridge Construction – Module ID 36201-17


Module Twelve (36201-17) describes the common types of bridges, along with the components that make up the substructure and superstructure of a bridge. The module discusses the types of materials used in bridge construction, presents basic surveying equipment and practices, and explains how to interpret bridge drawings.

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Learning Objective 1 – Identify types of bridges and the components and materials used in bridge construction.

  • Identify and describe types of bridges.
  • Describe bridge substructures.
  • Describe bridge superstructures.
  • Explain how concrete is used in bridge construction.
  • Explain how structural steel is used in bridge construction.

Learning Objective 2 – Describe basic surveying practices.

  • Explain the use of control points and stationing.
  • Describe surveying instruments used in bridge construction.
  • Describe how to establish elevations using a benchmark.

Learning Objective 3 – Describe information provided in a bridge plan.

  • Identify and describe the major elements of a drawing package.
  • Explain how to perform a takeoff for quantity checks.

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Performance Task 1 (Learning Objective 3) – Use a bridge plan to explain the details of a project.

Performance Task 2 (Learning Objective 3) – Perform layout based on a plan sheet.

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