Extreme events, aging materials, harsh environments, overweight vehicles, inadequate maintenance, etc. lead to accelerated structural deteriorations of bridges and structures. To mitigate the problem with limited funds, different innovative (advanced) structural repair techniques have been under development and new materials, such as fiber reinforced polymers (FRP), smart/intelligent materials, high performance concrete, and high strength steels are under implementations. The success of such implementations will largely depend on our understanding of bridges/structures performance. This symposium will provide a forum for researchers, practicing engineers and structures owners to exchange ideas on improving our understanding of bridge’s life-cycle performance. The first symposium was successfully held in June 27-29, 2010, at Changsha, the capital of Hunan Province, China. You are invited to attend this second symposium to be held from Dec. 18-20, 2015. The symposium is featured in many invited presentations by active researchers along with parallel sessions.