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2016 Biennial Movable Bridge Symposium


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Your Link The 16th Biennial Heavy Movable Structures Symposium will be held in Tampa, Sept 19-22, 2016 at the Tampa Marriott Waterside Hotel & Marina.

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

What's New

Photo Slide Show - 2014 Heavy Movable Symposium in New Orleans 
Photo Slide Show 2 - 2014 Heavy Movable Symposium in New Orleans


Election Results 2015/2016:  

Vice President Elect: John Proven - Nuttal Gear

Owners BOD Representatives - Mike Freeman - UPRR,  Jon Henrichsen - Multnomah County

Designers/Specialists BOD Representatives - Rob Moses - H&H

Contractors/Fabricators/Manufacturers BOD Representatives - Jennifer Lemke - Lemke Industrial, Mike Morton - Hardie-Tynes'

Contractors/Fabricators/Manufacturers BOD Representatives - Tim Klien- WireCo World, Gill Detweiler - SKF Retired

2014 Symposium Andrew Herrmann's Infrastructure Presentation - click PROGRAM

Colbert Report on ASCE 2013 Report card -

PHD Certificates have been sent.  Please contract Rob Moses if you did not get one or you have any questions about your certificate.  

Current News Letter available. Please click Newsletter


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