A temporary modular crossing has opened to traffic near the town of Bobbio in northern Italy after the collapse of a masonry arch bridge constructed in the late 19th century.

in October 2020, heavy flooding caused the collapse of Ponte Lenzino’s intermediate pier and the two inner spans, forcing vehicular traffic to take a 15km detour through mountainous roads.

A 54.8m-long steel modular crossing rated to loads of 44t and supplied by Acrow has been installed in 12 days by contractor Pesaresi Guiseppe for the Italian Road Authority (ANAS). According to Acrow, the bridge will remain in place for a minimum of two years while the collapsed bridge is reconstructed.