The effective management of bridges is paramount to the continuity of road networks, safety of communities, and access to emergency services. With good reason, the province on Ontario identifies the asset management of bridges as one of its top priorities. This course will provide an overview of the structural elements comprising bridges, the legislative framework that safeguards the maintenance of bridges, their life cycle, and recommended best practices for maintenance and operations. Asset management of bridges, capital programming, project development and project delivery will be examined against a backdrop of municipal economics and finances, and the approvals process to be followed. Case studies will be used to explore the real world application of these topics.