Maintenance of bridges under the competence of AdSPMAS in Marghera and Venice
The North Adriatic Sea Port Authority is responsible for maintaining 12 bridges in Venice and Marghera, which vary in terms of construction features, size, materials and load bearing capacity.
The following aerial photographs show their location.
ully aware that bridges play an essential role in the development of intermodal port logistics and that making them safe for all users is a priority, the North Adriatic Sea Port Authority started a monitoring programme in 2017 to assess the conditions of the bridges under its jurisdiction. On the basis of the findings, maintenance activities are scheduled or else detailed plans are prepared for restoration and renovation projects.
In particular, plans for the following activities are being finalised:
- demolition and reconstruction of S. Nicolò bridge in Venice: the existing deck of reinforced concrete built in the 1930s will be replaced with a new steel-concrete composite deck;
- new bridge over the Scomenzera canal: a new steel structure will replace the existing lower road bridge completed in 1935;
- internal lighting and access routes to the cable-stayed bridge over the West Industrial Canal: new access routes to the bridge and internal pathways will be built that will facilitate regular inspections and safe maintenance work.
The estimated cost of maintenance is approximately € 3 million and was calculated on the basis of parameters that consider similar works carried out in the past on this type of infrastructure by other public and private entities.