About IBE

The Institute of Bridge Engineering provides practicing engineers and students the skills and knowledge needed to advance the nation’s bridge infrastructure enterprise by offering access to professionals, practical coursework and research opportunities. IBE research helps to improve identified areas of need to aid in the creation of sustainable, cost effective hazard-resistant structures.

Photo of the Peace Bridge turned Blue.

The Institute of Bridge Engineering (IBE) was established in 2013 to improve the performance of bridges through research and education. Over the last several decades, there has been a significant change in the factors affecting bridges and other road networks and infrastructure. Many bridges throughout the country are in need of repair, rehabilitation or replacement, as some are either being pushed past their limits, or functionally obsolete.

IBE researchers and partner centers and institutions work to improve bridges through collaborative research and specific education. Civil engineering students and practicing engineers receive a combination of coursework and research opportunities to advance infrastructure, and bridge engineering. IBE acts as a research center for bridge owners facing escalating problems associated with new and old bridges