After an earthquake event happened in Emilia on May 20th, 2012, the Province of Mantova decided to carry out some checks on the safety condition of the San Benedetto Po river bridge. The bridge is made by 8 central spans of about 67 m and 2 ending spans of about 38 m for a total length of 613 m.
The deck platform is composed by a double car lane 7.50m width and two lateral sidewalks of 1.75 m for a total width of 11 m about.
Following an investigation campaign, whose purpose was to provide further information on the bridge safety conditions, it has been designed a project proposal, just at the concept level, that could give an answer to the structural and architectural needs.
Our concept proposal provides two lateral steel bridge decks, supported by an extradosed structure, able to help the original concrete bridge structures to respond to the seismic needs defined by law, bearing a wide pedestrian paths thus creating a sort of bridge-square and a place from where it will be possible to enjoy view of the Po river.
- Made withBolina ingegneria Srl
- ClientMantova Province and Progeest Srl