Fincantieri plans to build the steel components at its facilities in Genoa and Verona and then transport them to the jobsite to be assembled and welded, keeping much of the work at ground level. The pieces will then be lifted into place and aligned using strand jacks and a mobile crane.
A functional bridge is considered integral to restoring Genoa’s shipping economy. “Twelve months to help relaunch Genoa,” said Pietro Salini, chief executive of Salini Impregilo. “That is the dream that we are hoping to give the Genoese before Christmas in memory of the victims of this terrible tragedy: to relaunch the city as quickly possible and send a strong message to the entire country. Public works can kickstart the economy and start to create jobs again.”