How to Get Involved

The Short Span Steel Bridge Alliance (SSSBA) is a group of bridge and culvert industry leaders who have joined together to provide information on the design and construction of short span steel bridges and culverts in installations up to 140 feet in length.

It is the first industry-wide effort to provide education, marketing, research and design support specifically for short span steel bridges and culverts.

The SSSBA is continuously seeking new members who are dedicated to growing the short span market for steel. The current members include:

  • Steel Manufacturers
  • Bridge Fabricators
  • Coaters
  • Steel Service Centers
  • Fasteners
  • Bridge Owners (DOT & County Engineers)
  • Government Agencies
  • Universities
  • Trade Organizations

The SSSBA has 2 different types of memberships - SSSBA Partners and SSSBA Corresponding Members. The following information explains the difference in categories:

SSSBA Partners (FREE for a limited time):
The "Partner Membership" category is for companies and organizations that want to take full advantage of the many benefits offered by the Short Span Steel Bridge Alliance. These benefits include:

  • Networking opportunities with other industry leaders to discuss topics related to the growth of the short span steel bridge market.
  • Listing in the web-based eSPAN140 “Solutions Book,” with the ability to provide specific product information that correlates with the user’s search criteria.
  • Access to qualified leads from bridge owners and designers as generated by searches within eSPAN140.
  • Access to the SSSBA exhibit booth (display product brochures, provide company information within the SSBA “handout” USB flash drive, display logo at the booth).
  • Opportunities to speak about short span bridge-related topics at various trade shows, conferences, and workshops throughout the year.
  • Increased company exposure through SSSBA’s marketing outreach, including the website, email newsletters, webinars and more.
  • Opportunities to participate in SSSBA’s media relations program, including by-lined articles and expert columns in industry publications.
  • Opportunity to apply for membership on the SSSBA Executive Council, an advisory group that provides oversight of SSSBA activities.

SSSBA Corresponding Members (FREE for a limited time):
The "Corresponding Membership" category is for companies and organizations with special interest in a specific area of the short span steel bridge market - or that only want to participate in a limited amount of activities. The benefits include:

  • Listing as a "Corresponding Member" on the SSSBA website.
  • SSSBA Membership Newsletter.
  • International membership organizations (outside of North America) may be eligable exclusively for this category.  Individual companies, outside of North America, are not eligible for participation as a member of the SSSBA at this time.

Download a PDF of the membership brochure - Here

If you are interested in becoming a member of the SSSBA, please contact Rich Tavoletti at 412.458.5822 or email