BLOWING UP SAD HISTORY
THE two remaining towers of the motorway bridge in the Italian city of Genoa that collapsed last year, killing 43 people, have been spectacularly demolished to make way for a new structure.
The remains of the 4500tonne Morandi bridge took just seven seconds to collapse in a cloud of dust.
Nearly 4000 residents had to be evacuated first.
The bridge collapsed last August during a heavy rainstorm, sending about 35 cars and several trucks plunging 45m on to the railway tracks below. The disaster threw the spotlight on Italy’s ageing infrastructure.
With the demolition over, officials are now waiting for the arrival of a ship transporting the first parts of a new bridge, the construction of which is scheduled to begin next year.
The remains of Genoa's Morandi motorway bridge are blown up to allow a new bridge to be built after the first one collapsed in rain, killing 43 people.