Seven metal bridges on the Southern Line will receive corrosion protection

Intervention will cost around 750 euros

Garvão Bridge – Archive Image

Infraestruturas de Portugal (IP) started work on the application of anti-corrosion protection on seven metallic bridges of the Southern Line, located in the municipalities of Setúbal, Alcácer do Sal, Grândola and Ourique.

The contract, which includes painting, with anti-corrosive treatment, of metallic structures, has an associated investment of around 750 thousand euros and an execution period of 210 days.

"This intervention is part of IP's bridge maintenance plan for the year 2021, with the objective of ensuring and guaranteeing the reliability, behavior and safety indices of the railway structures in question", revealed the public company.

Actions are of utmost importance for the preservation and maintenance of these metallic structures, mitigating the effects of exposure to various agents, such as humidity, salinity or pollution, which create environments with a high degree of aggressiveness, and which, at the limit, they could imply the replacement of some structures».

The infrastructures to be intervened are:

– Montinho Hydraulic Pass (Kilometer 38,383)
– Hydraulic Passage of Bem Gordo (Km 38,887)
– Pontoon of Ribeira de S. Martinho (Km 64,722)
– Pontão da Vala de S. Martinho (Km 64,937)
– Underpass of Alcácer (Km 78,640)
– Standard Pontoon (Km 112,325)
– Garvão Bridge (Km 218,948)