Acrow Provides Modular Steel Replacement for Damaged Bridge


PARSIPPANY, NJ, Oct. 13, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Acrow, a leading international bridge engineering and supply company, is pleased to note that it has supplied a modular steel bridge to enable the access above the Rio Rinassico gorge in the province of Trento in northern Italy. The structure will serve as a temporary long-term solution to a bridge damaged by a slow-moving landslide on one of the gorge’s steep slopes.

Acrow’s modular bridge was installed on Strada Provinciale 124 in the village of Ton to replace the damaged precast concrete bridge that was closed and then removed. As well as keeping several small communities connected, maintaining a safe and reliable direct route through the gorge is vital to the region’s economy, which depends on tourism and agriculture. The Val di Non is renowned for its natural beauty and important architecture as well as for growing several iconic apple varieties. With no reasonable alternative route available and extremely limited space for assembly and installation, Acrow’s modular components offered an ideal way to quickly restore traffic flow.

The Acrow 700XS® panel bridge has an overall length of 67.06 meters in three continuous spans and a width of 3.67 meters in a DSR2 truss configuration. It has an epoxy aggregate deck surface and a truck design load of 44 meters in accordance with the latest Italian bridge guidelines and complies with Eurocode design standards.

Acrow’s solution was proposed by project contractor Carraro Impresa. After extensive site preparation, including the installation of micropiles to provide shoreline stabilization on the south slope of the gorge, the assembled Acrow Bridge was lifted in two segments onto the bearings with a crane and installed in just six days. . It was opened to traffic on July 16 after the completion of the approaches and other ancillary works. It should remain in place until the construction of a new bridge is completed, which should take a few years. When the modular bridge is dismantled, its components will be inventoried by the province for reuse as needed in other locations.

“We are delighted to have been part of this important project for the benefit of the people of the province of Trento,” said Marco Mazzucato, business development/project manager for Acrow – International. “Our engineering excellence and strong commitment to comprehensive service enable Acrow to provide high quality, custom solutions to contractors and government agencies.”

“For more than 70 years, Acrow has provided innovative solutions to restore critical transportation infrastructure in the most challenging locations, including areas with geotechnical considerations,” added Paul Sullivan, President – International Business at Acrow. “Designed and manufactured with high-strength galvanized steel, and easy to transport and install, Acrow’s solutions are designed to serve a wide range of applications, both permanent and temporary, with a lifetime from 75 to 100 years old.

About Acrow
Acrow has served the transportation and construction industries for over 70 years with a wide range of modular steel bridge solutions for permanent, temporary, military and emergency use. Acrow’s extensive international presence includes leadership in the development and implementation of bridge infrastructure projects in over 150 countries across Africa, Asia, the Americas, Europe and the Middle East. East. For more information, please visit

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