Italy : the new bridge of Genoa was opened to traffic - The Point

Genoa does not fully rotate the page, but opens a new. The brand-new bridge, inaugurated on Monday with great fanfare two years after a collapse murderer, was o

Italy : the new bridge of Genoa was opened to traffic - The Point

Genoa does not fully rotate the page, but opens a new. The brand-new bridge, inaugurated on Monday with great fanfare two years after a collapse murderer, was opened Tuesday night at the movement. The first vehicles were rolled out on the asphalt of this structure built in only one year. Two years ago, 43 people were dead after the effrondrement of the bridge Morandi.

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The relatives of victims have trouble moving on to something else : "We are still anchored in the past, we are still at the collapsed bridge, and with the loved ones we have lost under the bridge. We stopped in 2018, " explained Giorgio Robbiano, 43 years old, vice-president of an association of victims, who lost his brother, his sister-in-law and his nephew in the disaster.

"This has sent a message of confidence"

This tragedy has brought to light the poor state of the roads, bridges and railroads in Italy. The demolition of the remains of the bridge Morandi and reconstruction in a record time have been hailed as an example of what the country is capable of, when he managed to extricate itself from its heavy bureaucracy.

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" This has sent a message of confidence, competence and hope. All the infrastructure the Italian could be like this, and to live up to the standards of other european countries or even surpass them ", is excited about the mayor of Genoa, a large port city in the north-east, at the inauguration of the bridge in the presence of the Prime minister, Giuseppe Conte.

Updated Date: 04 August 2020, 18:33

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