The Bridge Engineering Association organized the 8th New York City Bridge Conference along with a distinguished group of renowned bridge engineers from all over the world. Throughout Augusy 24-25, 2015, bridge operators, designers and academics from many countries presented state-of-the-art material, assuring an authoritative account on the developments in the field of bridge engineering. The conference proceedings are published in The Durability of Bridge Structures. Select papers are published in a special issue of the Journal of Bridge Structures, Vol. 10, Issues 2 & 3; September-December 2015.

The 2015 conference program highlights the Bridge Engineering Associationís commitment to quality and to the promotion of the state-of-the-art in bridge engineering. We recognize that the exchange of knowledge and expertise between bridge engineers from different countries is essential.

I am pleased to inform you that the 9th New York City Bridge Conference will be held on August 21-22, 2017 at the Marriott New York East Side. The conference is seeking papers from bridge engineers; including operators, designers, researchers and contractors; see this link for the Call for Papers for important dates.

A room block is reserved for conference attendees at the Marriott New York East Side at the special rate of $199.00 (single or double).

A limited number of Table Top Displays (TTD) will be available at the conference. Please contact info@bridgeengineer.org. Fees for Table Top Displays and conference registration will be announced shortly.

Attendees will earn Professional Development Hours (PDHs).

If you have any questions regarding the 8th New York City Bridge Conference or Table Top Displays, please send your inquiry to info@bridgeengineer.org, or contact me at (212) 286-8014.

Best wishes for happy holidays and prosperous 2017!

Khaled M. Mahmoud, PhD, PE
Chairman of Bridge Engineering Association (BEA)
President of Bridge Technology Consulting (BTC)
New York, New York, USA
November 2016