Bridge deck lifting of the new Genoa San Giorgio bridge is a symbol of memory and hope and we are proud to have participated in the realization of this work by providing our knowledge and products.
The Genova San Giorgio Bridge is a fundamental junction for road connections and transport in Genoa city and for all Italy. The new bridge has a continuous steel deck measuring 1067 metres totally, with 19 spans in steel and concrete. The bridge is supported by 18 elliptical section, constant shape reinforced concrete Piers.
FPT – Fluid Power Technology participated in various phases of the construction of the new bridge by providing its own equipment that was used for the assembly, deck lifting and mounting of the anti seismic bearing. During the decompression phase of the deck, high tonnage 200 tons hydraulic cylinders with reduced height and safety ring were used. Single acting version with load return. This model of hydraulic cylinders is extremely compact and has guide surfaces sized to ensure optimal performance in absorbing the offset load, making them the optimal solution for operating in confined spaces and to performe the bridge deck lifting. The threaded safety ring allows the locking and mechanical maintenance of the load, giving the operator the possibility to disconnect the control unit HPU; it is therefore possible to work under the lifted load in complete safety.
During the construction of the bridge, different types of compact, extra flat and high tonnage hydraulic cylinders were used, equipped with relative hydraulic system of hoses and pumps to carry on the handling operations of the structures. For the vertical mobilization of the anti-seismic bearing on the platform, hydraulic spring return cylinders with the relative electric pumps were used. Download the product data sheet.