2024 Biennial Movable Bridge Symposium

The 20th Biennial Movable Bridge Symposium will occur, October 7-10, 2024. We will be returning to New Oleans. Please make plans to join us.

Vendor exhibit spaces will present the latest technological developments in goods and services in the design, construction and maintenance of Heavy Movable Bridges and Structures.  Over 40 technical presentations specific to the Heavy Movable Structures industry will also be available to those in attendance.  Click below to see the booth layout from the 2022 Symposium.

As we all experienced unprecedented disruptions during 2020, HMS was forced to cancel the 2020 Biennial Movable Bridge Symposium. While it was certainly not a replacement for our in-person event, we did offer a Virtual Symposium which allowed members to view presentations and receive PDH credits. These presentations are still available to HMS Members.

17th Biennial Symposium
Over 525 attendees and 50 exhibitors gathered in 2018 for information exchange provided by HMS at the biennial symposium in Orlando, FL.

HMS Technical Paper Presentations cover six disciplines of our industry

  • Electrical/Electronic Systems
  • Ownership/Public Use/Management
  • Performance/Construction/Maintenance
  • Fluid Power Systems
  • Machinery/Mechanisms
  • Structural Elements


Heavy Movable Structures, Inc.

HMS is a not-for-profit technical organization of volunteers focusing on the heavy civil facilities utilized by or for the public benefit, with emphasis on, but not limited to, movable bridges.

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