Message from the Organisers


 Prof. Limin Sun                                          Prof. Dong Xu                                     


On behalf of the Organising Committee and the Scientific Committee of IABSE Nanjing 2022, we welcome all the participants and look forward to meeting our colleagues and friends in Nanjing, the city with a history of over 3000 years. 

In view of functionality as structural engineers, buildings and bridges connect people and environments by crossing natural barriers. In the evolving cities, the structures integrate into the environment and harmonise with the society. Integrated structures and harmonised society connects people to nature and environment, eventually leading to technical progress, innovation and development. Therefore, we chose “Bridges and Structures: Connection, Integration and Harmonisation” as the congress theme for IABSE Nanjing 2022.


The Congress will maintain a traditional onsite format with an option to participate online. Topics will include traditional bridges and structures, and will also include new elements such as Artificial Intelligence and dealing with Covid-19. Technical Visits will go to construction sites of amazing future world record-breakers, respectively the longest cable-stayed bridge and the longest suspension bridge, as well as other elegant buildings and bridges. 


Look forward to welcoming you all in Nanjing City!


Prof. Limin SUN
Organising Committee Chair, China

   Prof. Dong XU
Scientific Committee Chair, China
About the Organisers

The Chinese Group of IABSE is organising this event in cooperation with  Tongji University, Jiangsu Transportation  Engineering Construction Bureau, Southern University, Nanjing Works Conctructiion Centre.


Congress Secretariat

Dr. Ye XIA

Tel: +86-21-65985130 

About Nanjing 



Nanjing City 


Nanjing, the ancient city situated in the heartland of lower Yangtze River region in China, has long been a major centre of culture, education, research, politics, economy, transport networks and tourism. It is the capital city of Jiangsu province of People's Republic of China and the second largest city in the east China region, with a population of 8.5 million. 

Historically, Nanjing has been known as ‘The Capital City of Six Dynasties’ and ‘A Metropolitan of Ten Dynasties’. With its long history, magnificent culture, and rich heritage, Nanjing is a cradle of Chinese civilisation, the place where the Yellow River civilisation and the Yangtse River civilization have converged.

Nanjing has numerous famous landscapes, including Xuanwu Lake and Purple Mountain, the Jiming Temple, City Wall, Qinhuai River and Fuzi Miao. A diverse variety of delicious local food also plays an important role in the culture of Nanjing. Many of the city's local favorite dishes are based on ducks, including Nanjing salted duck, duck blood and vermicelli soup, and duck oil pancake, each with their own story of creation.

Nanjing is the transportation hub in eastern China and the downstream Yangtze River area. Different means of transportation constitute a three-dimensional transport system that includes land, water and air. Nanjing has a large number of bridges, including cable-stayed bridges, suspension bridges, arch bridges and girder bridges. 


The Venue



The Congress will be held at the Nanjing International Youth Cultural Centre.

The Congress Format

The scientific programme will  include Keynote, Plenary and Parallel Sessions for three days. A parallel domestic conference on bridge engineering will be held concurrently with shared themes, opening ceremony and keynote speakers. The official language of the Congress is English.


Domestic Conference

The 25th National Bridge Conference organised by the Bridge and Structural Engineering Institution  of China Civil Engineering Society (CCES), will be held concurrently with a shared theme, a joint opening ceremony and keynote lectures. Separated parallel sessions will be an enrichment for the IABSE Congress Nanjing 2022 sessions to all participants.

The Chinese National Bridge Conference is a biennial series with a history of over 40 years, known as the most comprehensive conference on bridge engineering in China. Conference topics shall cover all aspects of bridge engineering including design, construction, static and dynamic analysis, test and experiment, health monitoring, etc.

Social Programme

Bridges in Nanjing and nearby watertowns are unique in aesthetics characteristics. There are also historical and modern civil engineering structures in Nanjing as well as tourist attractions and traditional cultural events which will also be included in the social activities of the Congress. 
Exciting social activities on site, in Nanjing City and nearby areas will be available for all congress delegates and accompanying persons. A Welcome Reception and a Gala Dinner will be arranged.

Getting Here

International passengers could travel to Nanjing Lukou (NKG) International Airport on direct flights, or choose  a connecting flight in other major Chinese cities such as Beijing, Shanghai, Hongkong and Guangzhou. There are frequent domestic flights connecting with Nanjing everyday.

Should you arrive in Shanghai, you may also take the high speed train to Nanjing conveniently, which takes about 1.5 hours. 



To the Venue

- Nanjing Railway Station to the Venue: take Metro Line 1, transfer to Line 2 at the Xinjiekou Station, get off at the Yuantong Station, and walk 1.7 km. It takes 1 hour

- Nanjing South Railway Station to the Venue: take Metro Line 1, transfer to Line 10 at the An’de’men station, get off at the Yuantong Station, and walk 1.7 km. It takes 50 minutes.

- NKG Airport to the Venue: take Airport Line S1, transfer to Metro Line 1 at the Nanjing South Railway Station, and follow the guide above. It takes about 1.5 hours.

By car or taxi:

- Nanjing Railway Station to the Venue: A 30-minute drive with a distance of 18 km.

- Nanjing South Railway Station to the Venue: A 15-minute drive with a distance of 11 km.

- NKG Airport to the Venue: A 35-minute drive with a distance of about 40 km.