Technical Program

The 2003 New York City Bridge Conference features a strong technical program designed specifically for engineers. To ensure the highest quality program, all papers will have undergone a thorough review process and will be complied in a special Bridge Engineering Association Publication for you to take with you after the conference. Technical Papers Currently Under Review, as of May 30, 2003. Check back for regular updates.


Keynote Speakers
Addressing the most current issues faced by today’s engineers and designers, this year’s Keynote Session includes three highly esteemed professionals, Francis Lombardi, PE, the Chief Engineer for The Port Authority of New York & New Jersey, Yozo Fujino, Professor at the University of Tokyo, Japan and Michel Virlogeux, a Consulting Engineer and Designer from France.

Plan Your Day
Starting at 11:30am on Sunday, October 19th, join us for a delightful
3-hour cruise/tour of New York’s famous bridges. Greet old acquaintances, make new contacts, and enjoy wonderful food and refreshments. Monday and Tuesday will be filled with informative technical sessions (8am-6pm), and networking opportunties during the morning and afternoon breaks and conference lunches. Meanwhile, enjoy your stay at the Hilton New York, in the heart of midtown Manhattan. Visit the hotel online for more information:

Bridge Cruise and Tour -Sunday, October 19, 2003
The Sunday, October 19th Bridge Cruise will be a wonderful opportunity to enjoy the Manhattan scenery and the stretch of New York’s historic bridges from the George Washington Bridge to the Verrazano Narrows Bridge. Boarding the SeaStreak begins at 11:30 a.m. at Pier 81, located at 42nd St. and West Side Highway. The cruise will include a buffet lunch as well as commentary on New York's magnificent bridges. Dr. Bojidar Yanev, PE, Director of Bridge Inspection and Bridge Management for the New York City Department of Transportation will provide the commentary.

New York City Bridge Conference Engineering Achievement Awards
Recognizing international bridge design and engineering research achievements, the New York City Bridge Conference Awards Dinner is currently being planned. For more information or to nominate an individual for their professional accomplishments in either Bridge Design or Bridge Engineering Research, please submit your nomination to the Bridge Engineering Association online at: http://www.bridgeengineer.org. Deadline for receiving nominations is August 29, 2003.