Tattile ANPR Cameras part of safety system of new bridge in Genoa
Most of you will remember the tragic event in 2018 when the old Morandi Bridge collapsed, killing over 40 people. Italian ANPR specialist Tattile recently announced that multiple Tattile ANPR cameras are installed on Genoa’s new San Giorgio Bridge as part of an improved safety system that monitors the structural integrity.
The Tattile cameras are connected to a Weigh in Motion (WiM) system designed by iWIM, which detects and records axle and gross weight of vehicles as they pass over a sensor integrated in durable steel plates on the road surface.
The new construction also houses sensors directly beneath the platform to detect movements on the road deck. The Tattile ANPR cameras mounted above the bridge are used to monitor traffic flow and detect vehicle number plates and identify them when needed.
The idea is that this combination creates an early warning system regarding the bridge’s stability and can be used to plan infrastructure maintenance.
Data from the sensors and cameras is sent to a central server to give a clear picture of what is happening on the bridge at any time.
Tattile says that while the old bridge was equipped with basic motion sensors under the road to detect movement of the deck, they were not able to trace the causes of the movements.
“By integrating WiM technology with the combination of Tattile Vega Basic cameras on the new San Giorgio it is now possible to correlate structural deformations to the weight that weighs on the infrastructure, and to trace the weight load caused by individual vehicles crossing it,” the company concludes.
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