New bridge in Genoa opens to traffic two years after deadly collapse

GENOA, ITALY (AFP) – A new bridge in the Italian coastal city of Genoa opened on Tuesday (Aug 4) to traffic two years after the old one collapsed, killing 43 people.

Highway Patrol police are seen before the opening of the new San Giorgio bridge for vehicles on Aug 4, 2020 in Genoa.
Highway Patrol police are seen before the opening of the new San Giorgio bridge for vehicles on Aug 4, 2020 in Genoa.PHOTO: AFP

Just after 2000 GMT (4am on Wednesday, Singapore time), the first vehicles, including those with AFP journalists, crossed the San Giorgio bridge that replaces the one that gave way during heavy rains on Aug 14, 2018.

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