Day or night, even at the height of the crisis in the Covid-19, the workers of the shipyard of San Giorgio have worked tirelessly to break ground in 12 months – the superstructure. Thus, only two years after the collapse of the bridge Morandi, it will be possible once again to cross the val Polcevera in the West of genoa. In the city of liguria, the jackhammers have been more diligent than the mallets of the judges. As the Committee of the families of the victims, he always expects that the investigation be closed and that a trial vienna finally shed light on the grey areas that surround the accident. By then, the president of the association, Egle Possetti, will continue to struggle to live with the memory of his sister, his brother-in-law, his two nephews and the other 39 victims of the tragedy. Interview. The Point : On August 3, the new bridge will be inaugurated. How families see this event ? Egle Possetti : This new bridge is a bit of an object of pride because it has been built in a very short time, contrary to the tradition in Italy, where the tendency is to drag things out. It is, therefore, something positive in itself. The problem is that a wave of excitement was created around this construction. Everyone tends to forget that this bridge is born because 43 people died. It should be kept in memory (...) This is why we can not tolerate that, to celebrate the birth of this bridge, we organize a big party (...) To the inauguration, it will take respect and sobriety.
Read also the New viaduct in Genoa, hope for the 5 stars Your calling for restraint has been heard, but the committee has still chosen not to participate, why ? Our absence will not be a posture a polemic, but a human reaction. See this building, the borrow, it is very painful. Because, if for the others, it is a joy, for us, it is a defeat : he should see the day before that our loved ones do die. the inauguration of The new bridge and the anniversary of the accident falls in the midst of the campaign for the regional Liguria. Are you worried a recovery policy ? This is a fear effect. To commemorate, we have asked them to sobriety, so that the time does not become a platform policy. We don't need that, but politicians who can speed up the process, make justice, the modernization of this nation in making it effective. No wringing of hands, but of the work.
Unfortunately in Italy, the trial, between the different phases, which can last ten years Two years after the tragedy, the trial has not started. Are you concerned about that ? I trust in the work of the magistrates in Genoa. As one can imagine, the technical analysis course is very complex. But this whole period of the preliminary investigation will not be time lost, but gained during the trial phase. Of course, as a close, I would like the trial to be concluded quickly (...) Unfortunately, in Italy, the trial, between the different phases, which can last for ten years, which is much too long for us. With time, won't we forget the dead of the bridge Morandi ? After the inauguration, there is a fear that the attention will decrease. And we, as parents of victims, we need to fight against it. It is also why we founded the committee : to keep the memory alive, out of respect for our missing relatives, but also for a question of justice. It is not possible that such a tragedy remain unpunished (...) It is important that the attention on the trial and everything that pertains to the bridge Morandi does not fall back. Because there are still many problems that persist about the security of the roads. With Morandi, it is as if we had only to lift the lid. also Read Collapse of the bridge of Genoa : 37 years of neglect The government will gradually withdraw the management of the new bridge to the Benetton group, has been criticized for its shortcomings on the maintenance of the infrastructure. This is a step forward, according to you ? This is a complex and sensitive issue. From the beginning, we said that we did not have confidence in the dealer who was managing the highway and caused the death of four members of my family. On the agreement signed by the government, it is hard for us to express ourselves, because everything is still to write. The foreclosure almost total of Benetton is an important point, but this is not enough. We must also ensure that these people do not leave the company in making money. New viaduct in Genoa, hope for the 5 star Bridge of Genoa : the risk of collapse had been known since 3 years
Updated Date: 29 July 2020, 05:33