2024 Biennial Movable Bridge Symposium

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

Visit the HMS Store to purchase a booth or registration.

Please book your hotel rooms using the HMS room block, to receive special rates. Accessed with the link below.
Deadline to receive special room rates is September 2, 2024. Please makes your reservations before then.


We have recently been made aware of an unauthorized vendor seeking to book rooms for you at the upcoming symposium in New Orleans. 

As a non-profit entity it is critical for our members to book directly with the hotel through this link to meet our room block obligation.

Please only book using the link below!

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.

Exhibit Spaces and Registration are available for purchase in the HMS Store. For a preview of the Exhibit Hall click the Booth Layout below.

Past Recent Symposia Information

There were over 400 attendees at the 2022 Symposium in Orlando. To see who exhibited 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.

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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