February 08, 2019


University of Virginia
530 Edgemont Road
Charlottesville, VA 22904

Contact Hours



This course will provide an overview of best practices of bridge preservation for locally maintained bridges in Virginia.  The topics will include the definition of bridge preservation, a summary of structure data, description of structure conditions, a description of the Virginia bridge/structure program and details of bridge preservation treatments.


The following bridge preservation treatments will be included:

  • Deck and Seat Cleaning
  • Deck Crack Sealing
  • Seat Waterproofing
  • Leaking Joints
  • Sealing Joints – Pourable (Silicone) Seals
  • Sealing Joints – Adhesive based joint sealing systems
  • Sealing Joints –Elastomeric Expansion Dams (Strip Seals)
  • Sealing Joints –Tooth Joints
  • Sealing Joints – Asphalt Plug Joints
  • Deck Patching
  • Thin (Epoxy) Overlays
  • Rigid Overlays
  • Reconstruction of deck ends and abutment backwalls adjacent to joints
  • Closing Joints
  • Concrete Superstructure Surface Repairs
  • Concrete Substructure Surface Repairs
  • Structural Steel Repairs
  • Fatigue Retrofitting
  • Scour Repairs
  • Cathodic Protection
  • Electrochemical Chloride Extraction


Jeffrey Milton

Jeffrey Milton, Bridge Preservation Specialist with VDOT, is a bridge preservation leader in his State and at national level.

He is member of the AASHTO Subcommittee on Maintenance chairing the Technical Working Group on Bridges. He is also part of the FHWA Bridge Preservation Expert Task Group and actively involved with TRB and NCHRP, where is covers a number of Committee Memberships.

Jeffrey is a member of the FHWA Technical Panel for update of NHI Bridge Maintenance Training Course and development of NHI web-based Bridge Preservation Training Course. He is also member of the TSP2 oversite panel.

Adam Matteo

Adam Matteo, P.E., Assistant Structure and Bridge Engineer, VDOT

Registration and Payment

The following registration fees cover the session, all course materials and meals:

Local Government: $75.00
State/Federal: $125.00
Private Industry: $300.00

Click here for UVA TTA's general registration information, cancellation policy, and refund policy. UVA TTA accepts the following credit cards: American Express, VISA, MasterCard, and Discover. Credit card information cannot be taken over the phone. Alternatively, after registering you can print out a voucher to send in with your payment. After you have completed the transaction you will receive an automatically generated email confirming registration and payment if applicable. Final confirmation and instructions will be sent out during the week prior to the class date.

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