Survey Methodologies and Intervention in Stone Masonry Arch Bridges: The Case Study of Esmoriz Bridge

  • Esmeralda PaupérioEmail author
  • Rúben Silva
  • Cristina Costa
  • António Arêde
Conference paper
Part of the Structural Integrity book series (STIN, volume 11)


This paper focuses on survey methodologies and structural repair interventions on stone masonry arch bridges, stemming from the experience and knowledge gathered by the Nucleus of Rehabilitation of the Institute of Construction of the Faculty of Engineering of University of Porto, through a large number of surveys in heritage structures in general and masonry arch bridges in particular. Besides a brief discussion on structural survey and intervention methodologies, a practical example of structural intervention is presented, the case of Esmoriz bridge, for which the main objective was to preserve its structural safety, authenticity and integrity.


Stone masonry arch bridges Survey methodologies Repair interventions 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.CONSTRUCT-LESE, Faculty of Engineering (FEUP)University of PortoPortoPortugal
  2. 2.Polytechnic Institute of TomarTomarPortugal

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