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Salini Impregilo Nears Completion of Final Pier for Genoa Bridge

Infra News - Published on Mon, 17 Feb 2020

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Work on completing the last of the 18 piers of the Genoa Bridge comes to a close in record time as the first of three 100-metre spans is installed by PerGenova, the joint-venture between Salini Impregilo and Fincantieri. The span was raised more than 40 metres into the air and placed between Piers 8 and 9. The steel structure measures precisely 94 metres in length and weighs 1,800 tonnes. Also raised were 14 sidings that resemble wings along the side of the future bridge, as well as the fittings such as the sections that will facilitate the pouring of concrete. In light of the span’s weight, cranes were eschewed for strand jacks, which used cables to hoist the span into place at a speed of five metres per hour.

The raising of the span was done at the same time as the completion of 17 of the 18 piers, bringing the construction of the bridge into a new phase. All the vertical structures are in evidence, while the combined length of the horizontal spans has reached 500 out of a planned 1,067 metres. The projects has up to 600 people working on site during the course of the day, and more than 1,000 when including the supply chain. Their work can be followed in real time thanks to live streaming at the web site www.pergenova.com, which gets a round-the-clock feed from eight webcams. There is also Spazio Ponte, a multimedia exhibition space dedicated to the construction of the bridge at Porto Siberia in Genoa’s historic port.

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Posted By : Nishith Sharma on Mon, 17 Feb 2020
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