"Trends and Innovations for the Design of Steel Bridges of Tomorrow" Symposium took place in Paris on 28 November 2019 at the "Maison des travaux publics". Organised in partnership with Construir’acier association, this event gathered more than 70 attendees from with speakers from French rail network (SNCF Reseau), the French Risk Prevention body (CEREMA), the CTICM, the industrial paint manufacturers association as well as representatives from several divisions of ArcelorMittal.
The audience from public authorities, official infrastructure certification bodies, design consultant, civil engineering companies and piling contractors learned about the latest trends in design and product innovations for bridges.
A recent life cycle analysis demonstrates all the benefits of road bridges made with steel sections and steel sheet piles abutments. Considerable savings can be reached from the shorter construction time and limited maintenance needs, while also reducing the external economic impact to the community with shorter roadworks and less traffic disruption. Whether it's long-span bridges, using thick products, or composite steel-concrete bridges using high strength rolled beams, or bridges with sheet pile abutments, the steel industry is continuously innovating for the design of ever more efficient and sustainable bridges.
Collaboration: Franck Pichoff, Fanny Bécue