UPC carries out wave studies for the reconstruction of the Pont del Petroli bridge in Badalona

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The Maritime Engineering Laboratory (LIM) of the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya · BarcelonaTech (UPC) has a Maritime Research and Experimentation Wave Flume with dimensions of 100x3x7 metres. This will be used for tests to ensure that the reconstruction of the Pont del Petroli bridge of Badalona can withstand future storms.

The study also includes bathymetric analyses of the movement of the sea depending on the relief of the seabed, as well as assessment of the pressure that the force of the sea could exert on the final platform and the Pont del Petroli.

The conclusions will be presented before the end of March and will serve as the base for the engineering projects to reconstruct the Pont del Petroli. These reconstruction works will take a year.

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