The Cannelville Road Bridge is an example of the innovative and cost-effective press-brake-formed steel tub girder technology.  Photo by SSSBA.

SSSBA Launches Free Steel Bridge Weekly "Shelter-in-Place" Webinar Series During April and May

March 31, 2020

WASHINGTON, DC — The Short Span Steel Bridge Alliance (SSSBA), in cooperation with the American Galvanizers Association (AGA), is launching a seven-part Shelter-in-Place series of online webinars for bridge professionals during April and May to provide educational opportunities during the COVID-19 pandemic. The weekly webinars are free of charge and will focus on solutions for cost-effective steel bridges under 140 feet. Each webinar awards 1 PDH or 1 LU, and presenters will be available for a moderated discussion after each webinar to answer questions. 

"The COVID-19 pandemic has caused us all to rethink our daily practices and priorities," said Dan Snyder, director of the SSSBA. "These webinars offer the opportunity for county engineers, bridge owners and others to learn more about the cost-effective, time-saving and life cycle advantages of short span steel bridges and to receive continuing education credits in the process."

The Shelter-in-Place webinars will be conducted by industry experts. The webinars will be held every Tuesday from 3:00-4:00 p.m. EDT, beginning on April 7, 2020. The final webinar will take place on May 26, 2020. Topics include:

  • April 7: Steel Bridge Accelerated Bridge Construction Applications
    • Michael Barker, Ph.D., P.E., University of Wyoming
  • April 14: Manufacturer Steel Bridge Solutions Showcase
    • Michael Barker, Ph.D., P.E., University of Wyoming
  • April 21: No webinar—We're taking a break to attend NASCC: The Virtual Steel Conference
  • April 28: Development and Experimental Validation of Composite Press-Brake-Formed Modular Steel Tub Girders for Short Span Bridges
    • Karl Barth, Ph.D., West Virginia University
  • May 5: Capabilities and Advantages of Steel Buried Bridges
    • Joel Hahm, P.E., Contech Engineered Solutions LLC
    • Michael McGough, P.E., National Corrugated Steel Pipe Association
  • May 12: Development of eSPAN140 and Short Span Steel Bridge Design Standards
    • Greg Michaelson, Ph.D., P.E., Marshall University
  • May 19: Short Span Bridge Economy and Life Cycle Costs
    • Michael Barker, Ph.D., P.E., University of Wyoming
  • May 26: Hot-Dip Galvanizing Steel Bridges & Rebar
    • Alana Fossa, American Galvanizers Association

Webinar descriptions are available at

Registration details are available at

The Short Span Steel Bridge Alliance provides essential information to bridge owners and designers on the unique benefits, innovative designs, cost competitiveness and performance related to using steel in short span installations up to 140 feet in length. SSSBA partners comprise bridge and buried soil steel structure industry leaders, including manufacturers, fabricators and representatives of related associations and government organizations. For more news or information, visit or follow us on Twitter at @ShortSpanSteel or on Facebook at


Debbie Bennett
Manager, Construction Communications
American Iron and Steel Institute
Tel: 202.452.7179

Dan Snyder
Short Span Steel Bridge Alliance
Tel: 301.367.6179