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Demolition of disaster-a bridge in Genoa start

be funny Many look as and many politicians: Italy's government makes from the start of the demolition work at the misfortune bridge of Genoa, a kind of small act of state. Your schedule is ambitious.

43 Dead, 600 people lost their home under the bridge, the government called for Genoa, a state of emergency. Almost six months after the accident, is today begun, the remnants of the bridge removed. A special day, says Genoa mayor Marco Bucci. "It has a high symbolic value, if we experience how the bridge is now being dismantled. A large part of the bridge is very left to slow down."

Approximately seven and a half hours it will take until the first big piece from the Western to the remaining part of the Bridge is brought to the ground. With naked eyes today will be hard to detect that the 800 tonnes of heavy part of moving. Nevertheless, the commencement of the demolition work of the Italian government, made a kind of small act of state.

An image that has become a Symbol of terror: The driver of this truck could just apply the brakes rechtzeitug. The Truck was also months after the collapse of the remnants of the bridge.

to the government

Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte, also transport Minister, Danilo Toninelli. After the accident, among other things, these two were made very quickly by the previous government and the motorway company Autostrade per l'italia is responsible for the disaster.

A clarification of the causes of accidents, as well as the construction of a new safe bridge was the most in the weeks after that, the icon theme for the ruling populist. The Prime Minister, Conte promised: "these are tragedies that are unacceptable in a modern society. So something can't happen. The government will do everything it can to prevent such tragedies from happening again."

1/1 satellite images of the Morandi bridge in Genoa

satellite images of the Morandi bridge in Genoa before and after the collapse, on 14. August 2018. | Image source: European Space Imaging

you can Change the display by Moving the image slider. Whether or not criminal charges will be levied, is unclear

Who is responsible for the accident responsibility is not legally resolved yet. The Prosecutor's office of Genoa determined against 20 Accused, including employees of ministries and auditing firms, against engineers and representatives of the motorway company. Whether, and if so, when the indictment is brought, is still unclear.

A clear timetable for the demolition and the construction of a new bridge. Three months to take the removal of the bridge remains. After that - so at least the planning will be pulled in for Italian conditions a record-breaking pace of the new structure. Already in little more than a year - until 15. April 2020 - is supposed to be the successor to the bridge finished. Has planned the Genoa-born architect Renzo Piano. His promise: His bridge hold for 1000 years.

Marco Bucci, mayor of Genoa, shows a visualization of the new bridge, to be built by star architect Renzo Piano. The timetable for this is ambitious.

"I don't think it will be so easy"

Already yesterday, had assembled on the West slope next to the bridge, in Via Coronata, the first onlookers. From here one has a good view of the bridge remnants. "We hope that you have gone the quick, the bridge, demolish it and then build the new one. I don't think that is easy," says work, a man with a view to the ongoing preparation.

another Genoese, whose son-in-law, according to his words, ten minutes before the accident, on the way to work over the ill bridge, varies in view of the ambitious time planning to the government between doubt and hope: "This is going to take his time. On paper you can say something quickly, but then there is over time always problems. I can only hope that you create with the new bridge relatively quickly, and especially so reasonable that you will not be more collapses."

Italy's government takes the motorway operator, 17.08.2018 Many Dead in Bridge collapse in Genoa, 14.08.2018 Atlas |Italy |Genoa

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