Old Bridge – Florence (Italy)

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The Old Bridge is one of the Florentine symbols all over the world.

University of Florence – Department of Earth Sciences

Start date of works
June 2016

End date of works
In progress 

After the deep chasm opened in Lungarno Torrigiani, the Department of Earth Science of the University of Florence has immediately started a campaign to monitor and verify the adjacent structures affected by the disaster, extending the control even to the most important works of historical heritage, first of all the Old Bridge, one of the most known and visited bridges all over the world.
As first stage of the project, a series of biaxial sensors were been installed under the arches of the Bridge able to monitor the wall stability of the bridge.
The supplied system has been subsequently implemented by a robotic total station.
Pizzi Instruments has supplied the monitoring instrumentation while Pizzi Terra has been involved by the installation of the sensors with the logistic and functional support of firemen and of the monitoring service.


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