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ArcelorMittal sponsors the 9th International symposium on Steel Bridges

ArcelorMittal Europe – Long Products sponsored the 9th International symposium on Steel Bridges, taking place between 10 and 11 September in Prague (Czech Republic).

Encouraging the use of steel in bridges

Held every three years, the International symposium on Steel Bridges is a two-day conference aimed to discussresearch, design and construction activities in the steel bridges sector and showcase new products and technology solutions.

The ceremony of the European Steel Bridge Awards also takes place during this event. The awards are given every two years by the ECCS(European Convention for Constructional Steelwork) and encourage the creative and outstanding use of steel in bridges.

Around 190 guests attended the conference this year, mostly members from authorities, research, design offices and steel fabricators.

ArcelorMittal Europe – Long Products takes part in the conferences

Dennis Rademacher, ArcelorMittal Europe – Long Products’ Head of Development and Technical Advisory – Bridges, was part of the jury and gave one of the five presentations where ArcelorMittal Europe – Long Products was involved:

  • Maintenance free corrosion protection for composite bridges with hot-rolled sections - Dennis Rademacher
  • Holistic approach to sustainability of bridges - Ana M. Pascual Pastor (University Stuttgart, DE)
  • Advanced solutions with hot-rolled sections for more economical bridges - Wojciech Lorenc (University Wroclaw, PL)
  • Choice of steel grade for Structural Applications – design for toughness requirements according Eurocodes - Riccardo Zanon
  • Composite bridge solutions in rolled shapes for small and medium span bridges – Review and future developments - Riccardo Zanon

The presentations were well received, and information given about arch bridges with HD profiles attracted a lot of interest among the conference participants as they can save costs by reducing weight and making connections with hangars easier.

Promoting our steel bridge solutions in Steel Construction journal

ArcelorMittal Europe – Long Products published two articles in the September issue of “Steel Construction” journal.

  • The first one was co-written with Wojciech Lorenc and Maciej Kożuch from Wrocław University of Technology and focus on durable bridge solutions with rolled sections, including innovative arch bridges with HD profiles.
  • The second one on sustainable bridges is co-written with our R&D partners (outcomes of RFCS project SBRI+) and show the better lifecycle performance of composite bridges compared to concrete bridges.

Read the full programme here

Latest developments of bridge solution with rolled sections

Stand in exhibition area

Dennis Rademacher presenting durable bridges with hot-rolled sections​

Riccardo Zanon presenting HISTAR®