Tag : Morandi Bridge
The next phase of demolition works of the Polcevera viaduct in Genoa, Italy, has begun with the removal of the 40m deck spans between the piers.
Bridge designs by renowned Italian architect Renzo Piano have been selected to replace the Polcevera viaduct which collapsed and killed 43 people in August.
Demolition of the Polcevera viaduct remains in Genoa, Italy, is to begin this weekend.
Testing begins on collapsed Italy bridge debrisSubscription
Testing has begun on debris collected from the site of the Polcevera Viaduct to determine what caused the fatal collapse.
30-day demolition mooted for collapsed Italy bridge Subscription
Italian highways operator Autostrade per L’Italia is set to present the Italian government with its finalised demolition plan for the Polcevera viaduct.
A “Marshall plan” costing “tens of billions of Euros” is needed to bring the tens of thousands of bridges across Italy that have exceeded their design life up to standard, a leading Italian research body has demanded.
No bridges on the UK’s strategic road network bear similarities to that of the collapsed structure in Italy, Highways England (HE) has said.
The owner and operator of the Polcevera viaduct was actively tendering for €20M (£17.9M) of structural retrofitting at the time of its collapse, as a stop gap while a complete upgrade of the major road network around Genoa was worked up.
The remains of the Polcevera viaduct are at risk of further collapse, according to a structural engineer involved in the rescue effort.
Investigators examining the scene of the collapsed Polcevera Viaduct, more familiarly known as Morandi bridge, have found damage to the main stay cables on the collapsed section of the bridge, New Civil Engineer can reveal.