SAVONA, ITALY: Satellite Images of Bridge Collapse on A6 Torino Highway

Munich, 29/11/19 - A mudslide has caused a motorway bridge near Savona, Italy, to collapse leaving a 30-metre gap in the road. Satellite imagery supplied by European Space Imaging highlights the damage caused. 
 
This is the second Italian bridge to collapse in a little over a year, bringing back memories of the devasting Genoa Bridge collapse less than 50 kilometres away. The demise of both bridges was due to natural disasters and further puts the spotlight on the need to improve Italian infrastructure. 
 
"Structural monitoring is not enough when the lives of the surrounding population are at risk. We are now seeing developments within the industry that combine satellite imagery with unique AI tools to compare the structural integrity, highlighting any weaknesses and therefore predicting disaster before it occurs" said Adrian Zevenbergen, Managing Director of European Space Imaging. "When disaster does occur, very high resolution satellite imagery is useful for first responders to assess the scope of damage and get another view of the scene. It can also help to monitor and detect any changes that may be critical to minimising or even eliminating further catastrophe". 

To date, no casualties have been identified.
 
Satellite image at 50 cm resolution showing the collapsed section of the Bridge in Savona, Italy. 29/11/2019 by GeoEye-1 © European Space Imaging
 
Satellite image captured with WorldView-2 at 40 cm resolution showing the A6 Torino motorway before the collapse. 9/10/2018 by WorldView-4 © European Space Imaging
 
Satellite image at 50 cm resolution showing an overview of the collapsed section of the Bridge in Savona, Italy.29/11/2019 by GeoEye-1 © European Space Imaging
 
Satellite image captured with WorldView-2 at 40 cm resolution showing an overview of the A6 Torino motorway before the collapse. 9/10/2018 by WorldView-4 © European Space Imaging
 
About European Space Imaging
 
Based in Munich, Germany and established in 2002, European Space Imaging is the leading premium supplier of global very high resolution (VHR) satellite imagery and derived services to customers in Europe and North Africa. With over 16 years’ experience, European Space Imaging has developed a reputation for expert and personalised customer service and an unbeatable track record for supplying tailored Very High Resolution imagery solutions to meet the diverse projects and requirements of their customers. Furthermore, European Space Imaging is the only European satellite data provider to supply imagery at true 30 cm resolution and who own and operate its own multi-mission ground station for direct satellite tasking and local data downlink. For more information visit  www.euspaceimaging.com.



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