PREVENTIVE CONTROL OF MOTORWAY INFRASTRUCTURES

IL CONTROLLO PREVENTIVO DELLE INFRASTRUTTURE STRADALI

IN 1967, A CIRCULAR OF THE MINISTRY OF PUBLIC WORKS (NO. 6736/61) MADE, PREVENTIVE CONTROLS ON THE ITALIAN ROAD NETWORK COMPULSORY FOR PUBLIC BODIES AND MANAGEMENT COMPANIES. THESE OFTEN PERFORM THEM DIRECTLY, OR SUB-CONTRACT SPECIALISED ROAD CONTROL CENTRES. THE LAW STATES THAT EVERYTHING BE CONTINOUSLY KEPT UNDER PREVENTIVE CONTROL: IT THUS ASSERTS THE INADEQUACY OF "WHEN NEEDED" REPAIR, AND THE NECESSITY OF ASSESSMENT OF THE STRUCTURES STATE, ESPECIALLY FOR THE MOST EXPOSED ONES, NAMELY BRIDGES AND VIADUCTS. GENERALLY, EVERY MANAGEMENT COMPANY OR BODY (THE NATIONAL ROAD BOARD, THE TOWN, PROVINCIAL, OR REGIONAL COUNCIL) AUTONOMOUSLY PROVIDES FOR THIS TASK. AS A CONSEQUENCE, WHEN MAJOR ACCIDENTS OCCUR - E.G. THE SUBSIDENCE OF A BRIDGE (AS IN 1993 ON THE STRETCH BETWEEN IVREA AND SANTHIA) - THESE CAN BE USUALLY ASCRIBED TO UNPREDICTABLE NATURAL EVENTS, SUCH AS FLOODS UNDERWASHING THE FOUNDATIONS.

  • Corporate Authors:

    N/A

    ,   United States 
  • Authors:
    • MARANZANA, L
  • Publication Date: 1994-7

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  • Italian

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  • Accession Number: 00715732
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: TRL
  • Files: ITRD
  • Created Date: Jan 31 1996 12:00AM