The collapse of the Polcevera Viaduct at Genoa, Italy, demonstrated that good designs are not sufficient to guarantee long lives for bridges. Bridges should be monitored continuously for the detection of damage and deficiencies and for planning timely maintenance programs. This Journal dedicated a special issue to the monitoring and evaluation of existing bridges. The papers selected and published are introduced in this foreword.

Monitoring and evaluation of bridges: lessons from the Polcevera Viaduct collapse in Italy

Clemente P.
2020

Abstract

The collapse of the Polcevera Viaduct at Genoa, Italy, demonstrated that good designs are not sufficient to guarantee long lives for bridges. Bridges should be monitored continuously for the detection of damage and deficiencies and for planning timely maintenance programs. This Journal dedicated a special issue to the monitoring and evaluation of existing bridges. The papers selected and published are introduced in this foreword.
Evaluation of bridges
Existing bridges
Maintenance
Monitoring of bridges
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