The Third Istanbul Bridge Conference (iBridge2018) will be held in Istanbul Hilton during November 5 – 6, 2018. Like its predecessors,  iBridge 2018 is intended to provide a continued discussion platform to develop safe, sustainable and economically feasible solutions to be followed in bridge research, design and construction worldwide. That such a conference is held in İstanbul, a metropolis that straddles two continents separated by a strait, now crossed by three major suspension bridges, is emblematic of the significance of modern transportation requirements for increasingly mobile societies. The current engineering challenges faced by the international bridge community will be debated.

During the Istanbul Bridge Conference 2018, the expected attendance will be evenly distributed among the design engineers, construction engineers, academics, producers and students as observed in the past conferences with more than 400 participants from 25 different countries. The conference will have awards for the outstanding bridge engineers and student posters. The social events will reinforce the conference’s impact on international bridge community. The organizers are in contact with publishers for a book that will collect selected papers presented in the conference into a convenient reference volume.

The choice of location, ease of travel, wonderful accommodation, unmatched historic backdrop and all other highlights that Istanbul offers promise to contribute to the success of this conference. We hope that participants will have the chance to experience many new unforgettable memories during the Istanbul Bridge Conference 2018 in Turkey.

With our sincere regards,

Polat Gülkan and Alp Caner
Chairs of the Organizing and Scientific Committees

The main topics of iBridge 2018 will be:
. Advances in Bridge Construction Techniques
. Recent Developments in Bridge Design Codes
. Designing and Constructing against Extreme Events Such as Earthquake and Wind
. Sustainable Bridge Designs with a Focus on Durability
. Lessons Learned from Past Failures of Bridges
. Bridge Computer Technology and Analysis
. Condition Assessment of Aging Bridges and Their Rehabilitation
. Evaluation of Bridge Bearings, Isolation Systems, Dampers and Expansion Joints
. Understanding the Construction Stage Analysis
. Historical Bridges and Restoration
. Bridge Maintenance and Health Monitoring

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    Participants wishing to make a presentation are invited to submit a paper by August 31, 2018


    The Istanbul Bridge Conference will be held in Istanbul Hilton Bosphorus Hotel.


    Abstract Submission
    – June 11, 2018
    Paper Submission
    – August 10, 2018
    Early Registration
    – September 5, 2018