Ponte Flaiano Bridge in Pescara is a remarkable sample of a steel-concrete composite structure integrated with the contemporary trend to make the most of the features of the materials employed. The structure designed with particular attention is with no doubt an excellent example of aggregation in the urban fabric and territory where the results are visibly effective and determined by the structure itself. In particular, the innovation used for the concrete decks is given by the use of light aggregates LC40/44 which combines and enhances the structural behavior with steel. The unusual use of the steel-concrete composite structure employed in the press-inflect element, such as in the double pylon, along with the research in optimization, is valuable. The evident light-weight of the construction is one of the points of its elegance and aesthetic value, while its original shape leads the observer to appreciate the structural excellence.
fonte: aicap – Associazione Italiana Calcestruzzo Armato e Precompresso