The Bridges collapse blocks Exceptional Transport

Exceptional Transport risks paralysis in Italy. After the collapse of the “Annone“ Bridge (Lecco), which occurred last October on State Road 36, for exceptional transport it is increasingly difficult to travel on roads and highways. Neither Provinces nor “ANAS” take the responsibility for signing permits for exceptional transport exceeding the limits of Art. 62 (about 100 tons), forbidding the travel of much of the road network of the Peninsula, where bridges and overpasses are present.
Two are the causes of stalemate according to AIPE (Italian Pressure Equipment Association):
  1. The competencies transfer between the provinces/regions to ANAS and officials and public executives. In fact, these don’t want to take responsibility for granting permits and then have to respond to problems such as collapse during transports.
  2. The bureaucratic process to which companies are subjected to and the economic burden for obtaining permits.
    In fact for loads greater than 24/28 tons, companies must carry out checks at their own expense. Once the procedural charges have been paid to the various owners (you can not understand their meaning at this point), make other statical checks as well (does not exist a database of infrastructures? When did they design and execute the same works on which basis they operated?) and announced a route that will be submitted to the provinces, Anas, Regions and Municipalities, which will take more time to carry out the various controls (over 15 days, although there are legal terms in this regard) the result isn’t guaranteed.
    At the end of this long process, in fact, it is not at all certain that the authorization is released.
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