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2014 Biennial Movable Bridge Symposium


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Your Link The 15th Biennial Heavy Movable Structures Symposium will be held in New Orleans, Sept 15-18, 2014 JOINT with AREMA COMMITTEE 15 STEEL STRUCTURES at the New Orleans French Quarter Marriott Hotel.

You can obtain specific Information and individual registration by clicking the tabs below. The Video offers highlights of past events and a look at a number of the activities available to an attendee.

Symposium Information

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Current Newsletter Now Available!

Current News Letter available.  Please click Newsletter


2014 Symposium Papers! NY PDH's Available for 4 papers during the Symposium

Contact James Alison if you have any questions.

Last Day for Hotel Reservations is August 21, 2014 for HMS Rates

The HMS Symposium is in New Orleans in 2014. The HMS 15th Symposium is September 15th thru September 18th, Joint Meeting with AREMA Committee 15. New Orleans Marriott (French Quarter) located at 555 Canal Street

Hotel Reservations Marriott - Call 1-(800) 228-9290) Block is under HEAVY MOVABLE STRUCTURES

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Room Block Update

Note: The Room Block is sold out on the 17th and 18th.  Limited availability on the 15th and 16th for the Symposium rate


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