National Steel Bridge Alliance

Chris Garrell

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Chief Bridge Engineer

Christopher Garrell joined the National Steel Bridge Alliance (NSBA) in 2009 and is the chief bridge engineer. His primary responsibility is to lead and promote all bridge related technical activities among the design, construction and academic communities.  Additionally, Chris is responsible for identifying and leading initiatives that ultimately make steel bridge design, construction and maintenance safer, simpler and more cost effective.  Chris is a member of several technical related committees and is the Secretary of the Transportation Research Board's (TRB) Standing Committee on Steel Bridges, AFF20.  Prior to joining NSBA, Chris spent 12 years working for Bentley Systems where he was a product manager for structural engineering-BIM. Before joining Bentley, he was a bridge engineer with STV, Incorporated. He has a B.S. in civil engineering from the University at Buffalo, a B.S. in physics from State University of New York at Fredonia, an M.E. in software engineering from Penn State and a M.S. in systems engineering also from Penn State.