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The bridge in Genoa demolished half a year after the tragedy
"The bridge in Genoa demolished half a year after the tragedy"

"What's left of the collapsed Morandibron in Genoa in Italy to be demolished so that a new bridge can be built. Relatives of the victims of the broraset, grateful to not see broresterna who constantly reminds about the tragedy."

"the 43 people died when 200 metres of the bridge collapsed during lunchrusningen on 14 August last year. Residents in the area have testified that the bridge was in poor condition, and it came to söndervittrad concrete fell down on houses and cars."

"In six months, it has remains of the bridge stood as a horrific memorial to the tragedy. General Possetti, who lost her sister, brother-in-law and their two children, is happy that it will now disappear."

" For us, it has been terrible to see the broken bridge. And to know that 43 people lost their lives and that most of them were young people, " she says to news agency Reuters."

"Mayor Marco Bucci, who previously has said that Genoa will have a new bridge within a year, believe that the whole city will look when the bridge is demolished. The work to tear off episode has already begun, and thousands of tons of steel, concrete and asphalt have already brought away."

"But on Friday, work will begin on picking apart the major parts of the bridge. It is expected to take many hours to remove a 900-ton concrete slab, reports the AFP news agency."

"Bucci is satisfied with the work so far."

"– Already on the afternoon of the 14th of August, when we realized the scope of the tragedy, rolled up his sleeves and began to work. The whole city did the same thing, " he says to Reuters."

" Every time a section of the bridge is demolished or built up again, we demonstrate to the citizens that it is so here it shall go."

"the Investigation about who is to blame for the accident is still ongoing. General Possetti included in a committee working for the government to legislate faster investigations, where large-scale tragedies."

"Giovanna Donato, whose son lost his dad when her ex-husband died on the Morandibron, is a member of the same committee."

" I want the bridge remains a moral symbol. Let us not forget that it collapsed and people died. It should never have happened, " she says to Reuters."

"Morandibron was built between 1963 and 1967. It was a total of 1,18 kilometers long and was held up by bridge piers with a maximum height of around 90 metres."

"The famous Italian engineer Riccardo Morandi accounted for in the design."

"The kind of spännarmerad concrete used in the bridge was Morandis characteristics and his patent was called"

"There were examples of cable stayed bridges with bare steel cables already then Morandis Genuabro was built. An example is the Swedish Strömsundsbron, which was inaugurated in 1956, and is often described as the first snedkabelbron of the modern kind."

"Morandis technology was also used for a 8,7 km long bridge across a strait at the Maracaibo lake in Venezuela that was completed in 1962. Also the bridge has suffered a serious collapse, however, caused by a vessel colliding with the bridge."

"Source: AFP, The New York Times"

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