On October 5-6, 2016 in Dnipropetrovsk National University of Railway Transport named after V.Lazaryan was organized and held V International scientific and practical conference “Bridges and tunnels: theory, research, practice”, dedicated to the memory of Professor A.S. Raspopov. The conference was attended by over 50 representatives from 7 Ukrainian and Russian scientific, educational and industrial organizations. During the conference the following reports on basalt topics were made: 1) Koval P.M. “Prospects of basalt rebar usage in transport facilities concrete structures reinforcing.” 2) Grimak O.J. “Impact of low-cycle loads on crack resistance and deformability of concrete beams reinforced with basalt rebar.” 3) Babyak I.P. “Using of basalt fiber in concrete for bridge structures” As a result of reports and presentations discussion the participants decided to note the high actuality and necessity of research increase in order to create new materials for bridge, tunnel and foundation engineering (basalt rebar for reinforcing of concrete structures, fibre reinforced concrete with various fillers, waterproofing materials, mixes for restoration and repair, etc.).