Public Works: an innovative concrete helps to halve the time for the restoration of the Carimate bridge

The new bridge of Carimate reopened to traffic this afternoon , along the SP 32 Novedratese, which was irreparably damaged on 18 March following the demolition of the overpass in Via Dei Giovi by an oversized truck.

Ponte di Carimate, the reopening to traffic in record time thanks to an innovative concrete
Contrary to the initial 90-day forecast, the important artery returns to be passable after only one month. After the loading tests this morning, this afternoon the ribbon cutting with the President of the Province of Como, Fiorenzo Bongiasca; the Mayor of Carimate, Roberto Allevi; the Mayor of Novedrate, Serafino Grassi; the Mayor of Arosio, Alessandra Pozzoli; the Deputy Mayor, Alice Galbiati, the Mayor of Lentate sul Seveso, Laura Ferrari, the town councilor of Figino Serenza, Stefano Tomaselli and the Regional Councilor Angelo Orsenigo.

” First of all I thank the inhabitants of Carimate for the patience and the volunteers for the hand they gave us in managing the level crossing – declared the President Bongiasca – but also all the Bodies and companies that for various reasons helped us and allowed us to get to reopen the road in such a short time, without counting the precious contribution of the Local Police and the Traffic Police. Once again I like to underline how knowing how to make a team pay. A special mention goes then to the engineer Bruno Tarantola and to all the Technical Office of the Province of Como, without which today we could not already be here “.

A result obtained thanks to the use of the most urgent procedure, but also to the choice of innovative materials. The Province, in fact, turned to the Italian Institute for Concrete, specialized in research and innovation on building materials. Hence the proposal accepted by the Administration to use a particular concrete that guarantees not only a particular durability and resistance but also the rapid maturation process , such as to end in the space of two days instead of twenty-eight, as happens for a standard product. This concrete – AeternumCal – takes its name from the special additive “Aeternum”, included in this recipe, developed by the Italian Institute for Concrete in collaboration with Tekna Chem.

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