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.
Eyewitnesses said the bridge was hit by lightning just before it collapsed.
Between 30 and 35 cars and three trucks fell from the bridge.
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- ↑ Italy Bridge was in Trouble Long Before Collapse (Report). Retrieved August 14, 2018.
- ↑ Dozens Feared Dead in Genoa as Motorway Collapses (Report). BBC News. Retrieved August 15, 2018.