Hydrogeological vulnerability analysis of a railway bridge for Italian rail company
One of the effects of climate change is an increase in the number and intensity of flash floods, which can seriously affect the stability of bridges. Rete Ferroviaria Italiana, the operator of the national railway network, commissioned CESI’s ISMES Division to analyze the hydraulic and geological vulnerability of a bridge on the Milan-Aosta railway line.
One of the greatest challenges in analysing the vulnerability of bridges during floods is to identify the set of possible failures or damage scenarios. In line with the Flood Directive of the Po River Water Authority, we developed the following activities: