Two years after the Genoa disaster, with 43 dead: New highway bridge officially opened

the speakers acknowledged with emotional words, the San-Giorgio-bridge as a Symbol for the awakening of the country, drawn by the Corona-crisis. Conte spoke of

Two years after the Genoa disaster, with 43 dead: New highway bridge officially opened

the speakers acknowledged with emotional words, the San-Giorgio-bridge as a Symbol for the awakening of the country, drawn by the Corona-crisis. Conte spoke of a "new Cohesion". The bridge could create a "trust and the citizens of Genoa, in Liguria and in Italy, to bring the institutions and the state is closer".

Before the inauguration, politicians had appreciated in Italy, the building as a Signal for the departure of the country. "From a wound that heals only difficult, rises the Symbol of a new Italy", wrote Prime Minister Conte on Facebook. The Mediterranean country is in a state of change.

"message of hope" and "day of bridge"

"We hope that after this day, the memory will not forget the victims," said Egle Possetti from the members of the Committee of the TV channel Sky TG24 on Monday. "There must be a process." The investigations of the Prosecutor's office because of the debt on the bridge to run no camber, and possible maintenance deficiencies still. Many victims ' relatives have announced that they did not want the ceremony to participate. Italy's President Sergio Mattarella met but in the afternoon, with some of them.

The images of the disaster in Genoa were Italy, shell-shocked, they went around the world. Against the Background of the Corona-crisis, whose economic impact in Italy of solid, the over one-kilometre-long construction as a Symbol for a quick reconstruction. Genoa's mayor Marco Bucci spoke on Monday of a "message of hope", as the news Agency Ansa reported. The newspaper "La Repubblica" wrote about a "day of bridge".

The construction of high piers was designed by star Italian architect Renzo Piano (82). The Work also went on during the Lock in the Corona-pandemic full.

Video shows the sea of debris: volunteers rescue injured after Bridge collapse in Genoa, FOCUS Online/Wochit Video shows a sea of debris: volunteers rescue injured after Bridge collapse in Genoa

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Updated Date: 03 August 2020, 17:26

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