San Michele sull'Adda bridge reopens to pedestrian traffic today

Milano, 29 March 2019

Pedestrian traffic over the San Michele sull'Adda bridge reopened today.

Rete Ferroviaria Italiana has completed the first work phase slightly ahead of time. Thus, as of today, a pedestrian lane and a two-way cycle path will be available for the citizens of the territories concerned, thanks to the initial phase involving the reinforcement of the structure and the construction of a 3.5-metre-wide roadway.

There to cut the ribbon were Claudia Terzi, Councillor for Infrastructure and Transportation of the Lombardy Region, Michele Pellegrini, Mayor of Calusco d'Adda, Renzo Rotta, Mayor of Paderno d'Adda, and Maurizio Gentile, CEO of Rete Ferroviaria Italiana and Commissioner for the realisation of the extraordinary maintenance operations regarding the San Michele Bridge.

Involved in the worksite activities are a total of 40 RFI engineers, technicians and workers along with contractors, for a total of around 75 thousand manhours. Activities were seamlessly completed within 24 hours.

The second phase of the work schedule is set to commence, focused on the remaining part of the structure. The reopening of the bridge to road traffic is confirmed for 7 December 2019 whilst rail traffic will resume in November 2020.

The total amount of the intense activities comes to approximately 21.6 million euro, of which 1.6 million has been financed from Lombardy Region.