On 14th April, FIEC, European Construction Industry Federation, organised the second annual conference EUROBRIDGES, dedicated to the maintenance and safety of bridges in Europe.
Throughout the day several roundtables were organised about different topics such as, inspection and management, environmental impacts of bridges and new professions for bridge management.
The discussions highlighted that the maintenance of a bridge begins with a thorough knowledge of its condition and a complete diagnosis allows the definition of corrective measures. The presentation of sample cases from some selected European countries inspired a debate on the challenges linked with the implementation of those EU policies and flagships put in place to facilitate the green and digital transitions.
Several EU institutions, representatives of national authorities and research and innovation experts took part in this conference and discussed about the future of bridges.