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(ANSA) – GENOA, 08 JUL – Collapsed due to the tragic flood of 2011, rebuilt in 2012, today the Colombiera bridge in Ameglia (La Spezia) was found affected by a structural defect and the traffic of the state road 432 ‘della Bocca di Magra ‘which crosses it will therefore be reduced starting from Tuesday 12 July. This was established at a table by Anas, the Liguria Region and the Province of La Spezia.

After “periodic inspections carried out on the bridge, explains a note from the authorities,” Anas found the presence of a structural technical defect in the construction phase of the work.

The anomaly was detected by carrying out specific magnetothermic investigations “.

“The bridge, which collapsed in 2011 following the flood events, was rebuilt in 2012 with the management of the then Commissioner Structure headed by the presidency of the Liguria Region, inaugurated in 2013 and entrusted to the management of the Province of La Spezia. in the Anas management perimeter in August 2018 “explains the note again.

“In order to guarantee traffic in complete safety, starting from Tuesday 12 July, the narrowing of the carriageway will be activated on the bridge while maintaining two-way traffic. Transit will be allowed only to vehicles weighing less than 7.5 tons, excluding scheduled public transport that will continue to run through the infrastructure “.

Vehicles weighing more than 7.5 tons will be directed to the neighboring road network consisting of the provincial road 21, the local roads and the Aurelia state road through on-site indications.

The inspections made it possible to detect the construction anomaly “immediately starting the planning of the interventions for the structural restoration of the infrastructure. The planning of the works is in progress with the start of the interventions expected by September 2022”. (HANDLE).

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Source: Ansa

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