National Steel Bridge Alliance

World Steel Bridge Symposium

Call for Abstracts: 2020 World Steel Bridge Symposium

The National Steel Bridge Alliance (NSBA) invites those involved in all aspects of steel bridge research, design, and construction around the world to submit an abstract for consideration at our 2020 World Steel Bridge Symposium. The Symposium will take place on April 22-24, 2020 in Atlanta. The Symposium has always been known for the quality of the technical program and that is a testament to the work of each of you in the bridge industry. All abstracts should be limited to 500 words or less. Each abstract will be peer-reviewed and acceptance for the Symposium will be based on content, available space, and overall program balance. If your abstract is selected, then you will be expected to submit a paper/Conference Proceeding. Click here for examples of Conference Proceedings from past symposiums.


To submit an abstract, please complete the online abstract submission form by May 21, 2019, at 5:00 PM U.S. Eastern Time. Abstract results announcement will be emailed to each submitter in late summer. 

Please send a separate copy of any abstracts containing charts, images, or text formatting essential for the review process via email to in a pdf file; you must still complete the online submission form. Any incomplete or late submissions will not be reviewed.

2020 Abstract Submission Form 

Travel Support

The Symposium registration fee is waived and travel support is available for each participating Symposium speaker.

About WSBS

The World Steel Bridge Symposium brings together bridge design engineers, construction professionals, academicians, transportation officials, fabricators, erectors, and constructors to discuss and learn innovative practices for enhancing steel bridge design, fabrication, and construction techniques. View past conference proceedings.