Ponte San Michele sull'Adda: reopened today to road traffic

The second phase of the works was completed about a month ahead of schedule

Milan, 8 November 2019

Ponte San Michele sull'Adda was reopened today to road traffic, about a month ahead of schedule. Rete Ferroviaria Italiana (FS Italiane Group) has thus completed the second phase of works.

Two cycle-pedestrian lanes are now available to citizens, with the road (at 3.5 metres in width) alternating one-way traffic.

Present at the ribbon cutting were Paola De Micheli, Minister of Infrastructure and Transport, Claudia Terzi, Councillor for Infrastructure and Transport in the Lombardy Region, Michele Pellegrini, Mayor of Calusco D’Adda, Gianpaolo Torchio, Mayor of Paderno D’Adda and—for the Rete Ferroviaria Italiana—Chairperson Claudia Cattani and Managing Director Maurizio Gentile together with the Commissioner for extraordinary maintenance operations on the San Michele Bridge.

Road traffic is permitted for vehicles weighing no more than 3.5 tonnes and with a width of 2.20 metres or less.

Also allowed to transit are minibus-shuttles weighing less than 7.5 tonnes, authorised on a transitional basis until rail traffic resumes.

All vehicles will be able to travel at a maximum speed of 20 kilometres/hour.

60 engineers, technicians and workers from RFI and contractors worked on the construction site, reinforcing the bridge structure and completely restoring the road. Altogether there were about 200,000 hours of work, competed with 24-hour shifts.

The total amount of the works came to approximately 21.6 million euro, of which 1.6 million was financed by the Lombardy Region.

RFI will now start the third phase of worksite activities on the remaining section of the San Michele Bridge, with railway traffic to resume at the end of the intense activities.

The work schedule of the activities and the progress of the works can be monitored by consulting the updates published on the page dedicated to the San Michele Bridge in the Strategic Works section.