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Genoa starts demolishing disaster bridge six months on

France24   08 February 2019   Italy   Genoa  

Experts start the delicate task of taking apart Genoa's Morandi motorway bridge on Friday almost six months after its partial collapse during a storm killed 43 people and injured dozens.
Thousands of tonnes of steel, concrete and asphalt have already been removed from the spectacularly truncated high-rise bridge in the northern Italian port city to make it lighter before the "deconstruction" operation begins.
Four powerful strand-jacks positioned on the bridge by an enormous crane will unhook and slowly lower a 36 by 18 metre (118 by 59 foot) concrete slab weighing over 900 tonnes from around 0830 GMT.

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