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Ponte Morandi

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Ponte Morandi (English: Morandi Bridge), or Polcevera viaduct, was a bridge on the A10 motorway in Genoa, Italy. The bridge was one of the major links to France.

The bridge was built between 1963 and 1967. It opened on 4 September 1967.

On 14 August 2018, a large part of the bridge collapsed. Forty-three people were killed.[1]

Eyewitnesses said the bridge was hit by lightning just before it collapsed.[2]

Between 30 and 35 cars and three trucks fell from the bridge.

Ponte Morandi: The part shown in red collapsed.

References[change | change source]

  1. Italy Bridge was in Trouble Long Before Collapse (Report). Retrieved August 14, 2018.
  2. Dozens Feared Dead in Genoa as Motorway Collapses (Report). BBC News. Retrieved August 15, 2018.