National Steel Bridge Alliance




Spring 2019 AASHTO/NSBA Steel Bridge Collaboration Meeting Announcement

The Spring AASHTO/NSBA Steel Bridge Collaboration Meeting from April 23 - 25, 2019 is fast approaching. Please click here to view the meeting announcement and indicate which Task Group sessions you will be attending by clicking on the registration link. If you have any questions, please email Philip McConnell at


Announcing the Retirement of NSBA's Calvin Schrage

The National Steel Bridge Alliance team would like to wish Calvin Schrage the best in his well-deserved retirement. Calvin served the NSBA for over 15 years. During this time, he worked tirelessly to promote the use of steel in bridge-related projects and to futher the steel industry as a whole. His hardwork, dedication and love for this industry will be missed, and we sincerely thank him for the great deal of experience and expertise that he brought to the NSBA.

Calvin plans on keeping busy and enjoying retirement with hunting trips, Nebraska football and spending time with his family. Meanwhile, over at NSBA, we have a great team of folks ready to assist you with all of your steel bridge-related needs. We have four Bridge Steel Specialists across the U.S., so feel free to reach out to them with any bridge-related matters. 

 Vin Bartucca  Northeast Market
 John Hastings  Southeast Market
 Tony Peterson  Central Market
 Jason Lloyd  Western Market



Upcoming Webinar - "Bridge Focus: Fabricators' Insights on Clear Communication of Design Requirements"

Join us on January 24, 2019 for the upcoming bridge-focused live webinar. As project delivery schedules are continually accelerated, clear communication of bridge design requirements becomes increasingly important in order to maintain the structural steel delivery milestones. Some of the most common contract plan issues or errors associated with steel bridges are presented, along with suggestions on how to avoid them. A brief introduction to BIM for bridges, and its potential advantages, is also offered from the perspective of a steel bridge fabricator.

Attendees will receive 1.5 PDH upon completion. For more information, and to register, visit the AISC Education Page.


World Steel Bridge Symposium Registration Opens January 2, 2019

NSBA's conference, the World Steel Bridge Symposium, now occuring annually, returns in 2019 in St. Louis from April 3 - 5. Join bridge engineers, academics, construction professionals, fabricators, erectors, and transportation officials from across the country and around the world as they learn about topics related to the design, fabrication, construction, and maintenance of steel bridges.

The WSBS brings together designers and constructors to discuss and learn about innovative practices. This year's program features two full bridge tracks with more than 25 separate sessions spread out over three days. Included with their registration fee also are the more than 125 NASCC: The Steel Conference sessions and well as the 200+ booth exhibit hall. A complete listing of sessions and exhibitors are available in the Advance Program.

For more information, and to register on January 2, visit the NASCC Homepage.


Fall 2018 AASHTO/NSBA Steel Bridge Collaboration Meeting Summaries are Now Available to View

The Fall 2018 AASHTO/NSBA Steel Bridge Collaboration Meeting took place in Austin, Texas from October 8 - 10, 2018. NSBA and industry representatives met for three days to discuss the design, detailing, fabrication and construction of steel bridges. The meeting summaries from these Fall 2018 sessions are now available to view here


SAVE THE DATE: Spring AASHTO/NSBA Steel Bridge Collaboration Meeting Dates Set for 2019

The 2019 Spring AASHTO/NSBA Steel Bridge Collaboration Meeting will take place April 23 - 25, in Pittsburgh, PA. Join NSBA and industry representatives for three days of meetings on the design, detailing, fabrication, and construction of steel bridges. The meetings are free to attend and are an excellent opportunity to get involved in the steel bridge industry. A full schedule of meetings, along with registration and hotel reservation info, will be coming soon. Stay tuned!

About the Collaboration

The AASHTO/NSBA Steel Bridge Collaboration is a joint effort between the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) and the National Steel Bridge Alliance (NSBA) with representatives from state departments of transportation, the Federal Highway Administration, academia, and various industry groups related to steel bridge design, fabrication and inspection. The mission of the Collaboration is to provide a forum where professionals can work together to improve and achieve the quality and value of steel bridges through standardization of design, fabrication and erection.