Pictures: JLG 1850SJ telescopic aerial platforms at the Morandi Bridge demolition site in Italy
The Viaduct of the Polcevera of Genova, named after its designer Riccardo Morandi, represents a strategic infrastructure for the road connection between northern Italy and the south of France.
The structure was over a kilometer long, supported by three concrete pillars. On August 14, 2018, a 200-meter section in the center of the bridge suddenly collapsed together with the pillar. More than 9 months after the tragic collapse, which claimed the lives of 43 victims, the dismantling of what remains of the structure is now underway.
Two JLG Ultra Boom 1850SJ AWPs are being used at the site. The 1850SJ is the highest self-propelled telescopic aerial platform in the world, with a working height of 58.56 m, delivering a horizontal outreach of 24.38 m and a work area of 83,000 m3.