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William Via Bridge NDT Lifetime Service Recognition

This Recognition was renamed in 2016 to honor William F. Via, Jr., who possessed commendable dedication to increasing the effectiveness and innovation of NDT/NDE in the bridge and highway service. Via was a long term member of the Society who helped develop many standards and specifications that are utilized nationally in the bridge industry.


Nominees must be members of ASNT who are performers of significant exemplary service to the bridge and highway NDT/NDE industry through voluntary service. Activities performed as a function of an elected office of paid position shall not be considered.


Nominations shall be in a letter that describes the nominee’s volunteer activities and their services contributed to the advancement of NDT/NDE, specifically in the bridge and/or highway industries. Service attributes may include, but are not limited to: chairing industry specific conferences, serving on or chairing infrastructure committees, authoring technical papers, giving presentations, and/or activities which foster collaboration in the industry. Nominations may be made by member of the ASNT staff, Board of Directors, the Recognition and Honors Committee, Local Sections, or any ASNT member.

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Award Timeline

  • The recognition is awarded biannually.
  • Nominations are due 5 March.
  • The recipient will be asked to give a presentation at the SMT Conference of the same year.

For any questions regarding the award process or timeline, please contact ASNT’s Program Specialist at

Via Lifetime Recipient

2020 Recipient

Congratulations to Dr. Glenn Washer on receiving the 2020 William Via Bridge NDT Lifetime Service Recognition. Dr. Washer is a Professor at the University of Missouri and has worked in the area of NDE for bridges for 30 years.

Via Lifetime Past Recipients

Past Recipients

View the full list of past recipients.