The Ironworker was first published as The Bridgemen's Magazine in September 1901, a publication issued "in the interests of structural ironworkers in America." The magazine was the first magazine specifically designed for the newly developing craft of bridgemen and ironworkers. Since its inception in 1901, The Ironworker has served as primary communication tool for our members, local union, district councils, and officers to keep apprised of ironworkers' interests locally and across North America.