Installation of new Pionieri e Aviatori d'Italia Viaduct completed

With the installation of the deck, the final highly challenging phases of the on-site delivery of the new Pionieri e Aviatori d'Italia Viaduct, across via Siffredi between Cornigliano and Sestri Ponente, reached its conclusion at 5am Wednesday morning 28 September. By the end of the year, the new facility is scheduled to open to heavy vehicles to/from the Port of Genoa without the weight restrictions prescribed by the previous bridge.

The viaduct deck, in metallic carpentry, 75 metres long and weighing 500 tonnes, was assembled in the construction site close to via Siffredi and transported, rotated and installed in the designated location. This complex operation required the dedication and commitment of over 200 engineers and highly skilled specialised workers from over 5 companies co-ordinated by the building contractor Pizzarotti.

The project features amongst a range of new road infrastructure planned on-site and along the Sampierdarena port area, with smart dedicated multi-lane heavy vehicle roads set to ease simultaneously both inner port and urban traffic congestion, and the construction of new direct road links between the Port of Genoa terminal facilities and the Milan and Turin-bound A7 and A26 motorways.

View the creation of the new viaduct, from the demolition of the former structure, to the assembly of the new deck and final delivery and installation on-site >