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After the collapse of the viaduct: highway-route closed

The Prosecutor's office of Genoa has decided on Monday evening, the closure of part of the A26 motorway, once on Sunday, after heavy rain, a viaduct on the A6 motorway had collapsed in the vicinity of Savona in the direction of Turin. The decision was taken due to safety defects in the case of two viaducts.

The motorway routes will remain closed until safety checks are carried out, informed the Prosecutor's office. The two viaducts on the motorway in the direction of Alessandria in the direction of Genoa-Ventimiglia were already involved in an investigation of counterfeit Dossiers on the safety of highway bridges in Italy. The investigation was initiated by the public Prosecutor's office in Genoa after the collapse of the Morandi bridge in the Ligurian capital in August of 2018, with 43 deaths.

The condition of several controlled bridges was much worse than the Reports, presented by the autobahn society "Autostrade per l Italia" (ASPI), the operator of the collapsed Morandi bridge, the Ministry of transport in Rome. Against the Management of ASPI of the bridge in Genoa are under investigation since the collapse.

Serious consequences

the President of The Region of Liguria, Giovanni Toti, was due to the closure of Parts of the A26 concerned, as this will have a serious impact on the traffic and the Northern Italian economy. His Region was impacted for weeks of heavy precipitation. "We live as in war, our Region is isolated. The government must ensure normal traffic conditions", called Toti.

concern is due to the impact of the closed highway to transport to the port of Genoa. "Our port can't stand this state any longer than a week," warned the President of the harbour authority of Genoa, Paolo Emilio Signorini. 4000 trucks arrive daily in the port. "The whole of the North Italian economy depends on our port," said Signorini.

In the case of Savona, had collapsed on Sunday, a car viaduct over a length of about 30 meters. The cause was a landslide shock after heavy defeats. Dead or injured were not reported. The A6 motorway was closed between Savona and altars in the direction of Turin for safety. The accident site is located near the junction of the A6 to the A10 coastal motorway. The A6 runs through mountainous terrain. (aru/sda)

Created: 26.11.2019, 12:22 PM

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