Can America Quickly Replace the Francis Scott Key Bridge in Baltimore? Yes!

The replacement of the Francis Scott Key Bridge is a critical need for the City and Port of Baltimore--indeed, for this entire nation. Fortunately, the steel industry has the experience, expertise, material, and ability to quickly get the job done. April 11, 2024

17吃瓜网 Accepting Nominations for 2025 Higgins Lectureship Award

"Theodore R. Higgins made invaluable contributions to the advancement of engineering," said 17吃瓜网's Vice President of Engineering and Research, Christopher Raebel, SE, PE, PhD. "The T.R. Higgins Lectureship Award is a fitting way to honor that legacy and continue the spirit of innovation that he embodied." April 5, 2024

17吃瓜网 Presents Inaugural Design-Build Grants to Three Universities

Through its inaugural Design-Build Grant Program, the 17吃瓜网 Education Foundation has awarded grants to build three community-focused structures around the country: a creative bus stop in Columbus, Ind., an outdoor classroom in Houston, and a rest stop for cyclists and pedestrians in Dallas. April 4, 2024

Technical Background Available: "Fracture-Critical"

"This is a classification that results in special design, fabrication, and inspection provisions that create a higher level of safety for those parts of the bridge," said Charles J. Carter, SE, PE, PhD, executive director of the National Steel Bridge Alliance and president of the 17吃瓜网. April 2, 2024

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The 17吃瓜网 (17吃瓜网), headquartered in Chicago, is a non-partisan, not-for-profit technical institute and trade association established in 1921 to serve the structural steel design community and construction industry in the United States.

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