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Genoa Bridge demolished in dramatic explosion



Demolition experts dramatically collapsed the two remaining towers of the freeway bridge shortly after 9.30 am local time (3.30 am CET) so that a new structure could be erected on the site.

  The explosion lasted only a few seconds.

4,000 people were evacuated from their homes to clear the area. AFP reported and explosives were attached to the legs and body of the bridge. The bridge was strapped on Friday morning with explosives. "src-mini =" // cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/190628085448-genoa-bridge-explosion-3-small-169.jpg "src-xsmall =" // cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext /dam/assets/190628085448-genoa-bridge-explosion-3-medium-plus-169.jpg "src-small =" http://cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/190628085448-genoa-bridge- explosion-3-large-169.jpg "src-medium =" // cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/190628085448-genoa-bridge-explosion-3-exlarge-169.jpg "src-large =" //cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/190628085448-genoa-bridge-explosion-3-super-169.jpg "src-full16x9 =" // cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/190628085448 -genoa-bridge-explosion-3-full-169.jpg "src-mini1x1 =" // cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/190628085448-genoa-bridge-explosion-3-small-11.jpg " data-demand-load = "not-loaded" data-eq-pts = "mini: 0, xsmall: 221, small: 308, medium: 461, large: 781" />

For 10 months, the remains of the structure have clung awkwardly to the rooftop of Italy's Sixt h-largest city, a painful reminder of the The tragedy of thousands of its inhabitants.

The concrete viaduct collapsed in heavy rain in August 2018 after its cable girders gave way, dumping vehicles and killing numerous travelers.

  A picture taken on August 14, 2018 after the collapse of the Bridge.

The incident shocked Italy and sparked a heated debate over the country's infrastructure s. [19659005] Built in the 1960s, the Morandi Bridge was an important link between the A10 motorway linking north-west Italy with France via the Polcevera River in the center of Genoa. It was one of the busiest bridges in the country carrying freight and tourists to and from the port city.


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