IOT: Bridge Monitoring


A monitoring system detects fluctuations 24 hours a day, allowing you to evaluate their status and intervene with adequate maintenance work. The municipality of Legnano is the spokesperson for technological innovation, installing an oscillation detector on the brick and reinforced concrete bridge in via per Castellanza to keep the structure under observation, at the intersection with via XXIX Maggio above. On December 13, the test period began during which data relating to the state of health of the bridge will be collected in order to evaluate the most appropriate maintenance work to keep it in perfect condition: the sensor, already in operation, detects 24 hours on 24 even minimal fluctuations and transmits the data to a cloud that collects and processes the information that will be made available to the Municipality to be used by the technicians. The project was carried out by WESTPOLE Spa, a company specialized in the digital transformation of public and private companies, in collaboration with Area Etica and Hitachi Industrial Engineering EMEA, engaged in the creation of services dedicated to Social Infrastructures. In December, a delegation made up of the deputy mayor of Legnano, Maurizio Cozzi, Mauro Cairati and Matteo Masera of WESTPOLE, Salvatore Morana of Area Etica presented the project and the characteristics of the instrument to the regional councilor for Infrastructure and Transport, Claudia Terzi, and all ‘Councilor for Research and Innovation, Fabrizio Sala. “This technology – explains Deputy Mayor Maurizio Cozzi – is offered free of charge to the Municipality of Legnano for a period of experimentation that will last a few weeks. Naturally, it has aroused interest, given the need, more current than ever, to know better and better the state of the structures and infrastructures used by thousands of people ”. “The data collection – summarizes the councilor for Public Works, Laura Venturini – is part of the broader framework of the checks on bridges under the municipal jurisdiction, which began in 2018 in Viale Toselli. In this second case, the data provided by the new technology will be able to provide useful elements of evaluation even before moving on to empirical investigations ”. “This is a concrete case of how technology can be put at the service of public administrations” says Mauro Cairati of WESTPOLE “so that they reduce the costs of land management by guaranteeing the population the most advanced security measures”.