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2014 Biennial Movable Bridge Symposium


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Your LinkYour LinkThe 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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2014 Symposium Papers!

Contact James Alison if you have any questions.

2014 Symposium

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


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Take a moment to Book your room at the MARRIOTT.  It is very important to make our room block to keep our symposium costs from rising.  



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