Giostra Viaducts

Messina, Italy

Projects / Bridges & viaducts / Viaducts / Giostra Viaducts
Location Messina, Italy
Client ANAS S.p.A.
Contractor Ricciardello Costruzioni Srl
Scope of work Design, supply and installation of steel structures
Period of execution 2010-2013
Weight 4.800 tons
Length 3.700 meters

The Giostra viaducts are part of a complicated project to reorganize the viability of Messina, allowing a significant reduction of traffic by completing the urban project of the area. These highway junctions consist of fourteen elevated viaducts on various levels with a total extension of 3.7 km.

The fourteen viaducts composing the Giostra highway junctions consist of double-T beams made of Corten steel with bolted reticular diaphragms, weighing 4.800 tons. Overall, the work has a length of 3.7 kilometers divided into spans of variable length based on the specific location of the viaduct. The width is divided into seven unidirectional single-lane ramps with a deck width of 8.25 meters and seven unidirectional double-lane ramps with a width of 10.75 meters.
Built at the base of the Nebrodi mountains, within an urban context, the work was entirely launched from below.