The Capitol Hill has approved the final design for the extraordinary maintenance and conservative restoration of Ponte Risorgimento. The design was carried out by the company Via Ingegneria s.r.l., which was awarded the contract for 34,700 euro.
"For the Risorgimento Bridge (Ponte Risorgimento) we expect to have the executive design by September and to launch the tender for a total amount of 2 million and 100 thousand euros between the end of the year and the beginning of 2023 for works that will last about 6 months," said the Councillor for Public Works and Infrastructures, Ornella Segnalini.
Ponte Risorgimento connects Piazzale delle Belle Arti with Viale Mazzini and is one of the links between the Flaminio and Prati districts, which are crossed by heavy traffic on a daily basis. It is included in the list of the Opere d'Arte di Roma Capitale (Works of Art of the Capital City of Rome) and was the first structure built in Rome in reinforced concrete with faux travertine finishes between 1909 and 1911.
The final project approved by the Council has been authorised by the Ministry of Culture, Soprintendenza Speciale Archeologia Belle Arti e Paesaggio di Roma. Specifically, the work will involve restoring the load-bearing reinforced concrete structures inside the building, some parts of which have lost their iron covers, corroded the reinforcement bars and generally suffered from surface deterioration.
The joints on the road surface will be replaced and work will be carried out on the deteriorating travertine slabs. The steel service stairs for access to the inside of the bridge structure, which are currently corroded and loose in some areas, will be reactivated. Weeding and disinfection of the areas where vegetation has grown will also be carried out.