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Major bridge collapse near Genoa

A major bridge has collapsed near the city of Genoa, Italian police say.
The bridge, a part of the A10 motorway, is about 100 metres tall, Italian media say - and there are unconfirmed reports that cars may have been involved.
Photographs from the scene show huge sections of rubble on the ground underneath the middle of the bridge.
One image shared by Italian firefighters shows a truck perched at the end of the surviving bridge section immediately before the drop.
Emergency responders are on the scene, but there have been no reports of casualties.
Italian media report that there are fears several vehicles may have fallen when the bridge collapsed.
The bridge, built in the 1960s, is known as the Morandi bridge. The missing section is dozens of metres in length.

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-45183624

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Old 14.08.2018, 12:55
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Re: Major bridge collapse near Genoa

Just looked at a picture of that, horrible!
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Re: Major bridge collapse near Genoa

It'll be a miracle if there weren't any cars or other vehicles involved.
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Re: Major bridge collapse near Genoa

Many cars involved and Italian press already speaks of deceased and wounded people. Dog rescue teams are also on their way.

The section which collapsed was about 100 meters long and the road itself was 40 meters high.
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Re: Major bridge collapse near Genoa

There is a partial video of the collapse already here: https://www.20min.ch/panorama/news/s...e-ein-21325279
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Re: Major bridge collapse near Genoa

Looks grim.

Italy minister fears 'immense tragedy', media say 'dozens' dead
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Re: Major bridge collapse near Genoa

Just awful. Driven along that section of m-way several times .
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Re: Major bridge collapse near Genoa



Those houses... this could have been much worse.
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Re: Major bridge collapse near Genoa

Yep, just discussing with a colleague. I've been across it many times, he countless times, and we work with people from that area.

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Re: Major bridge collapse near Genoa

Totally stunned by this. I pray there are not many casualties....

This is really big, the bridge it's one of the main road links in Italy, look at the map, it's the pretty much the motorway bottleneck on the Ligurian coast. It's bumper-to-bumper traffic on it every day... That this bridge has collapsed it's a major, major engineering failure...
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Re: Major bridge collapse near Genoa

13:59 reported 11 death and 5 heavily wounded and unfortunately the search will have to go on for hours.
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Re: Major bridge collapse near Genoa

The piece that fell was about 100m ling, with a dozen or so vehicles on it.

http://www.genovapost.com/genova/cro...no-134875.aspx

Other reports have stated up to 100 dead or injured, perhaps more.

That part that fell was 70m above ground, so anyone on or under it didn't have much hope.

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This is really big, the bridge it's one of the main road links in Italy, look at the map, it's the pretty much the motorway bottleneck on the Ligurian coast. It's bumper-to-bumper traffic on it every day... That this bridge has collapsed it's a major, major engineering failure...
Ain't that the SS1 bridge which also has 8 lanes in total? This is the E80 which had 4 lanes.
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Re: Major bridge collapse near Genoa

It's the only autostrada bridge from West to East:

https://it.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ponte_Morandi#/map/0

But yes, A10/E80.

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Re: Major bridge collapse near Genoa

I think it's this section here:

https://www.google.bg/maps/@44.42237...!3m1!1e3?hl=en
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Matching up the google map image with what's on the BBC photo, it seems its the bit that spans exactly over the Torrente Polcevera.
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Agreed. The "Isola ecologica" is the red-roofed building just to the right of the collapsed section in EdwinNL's picture. Terrifyingly close.
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Re: Major bridge collapse near Genoa

Collapsed during heavy rainfall so that might have something to do with it.
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