Roadbridge in north Italy collapses, two suffer minor injuries

09 Avril, 2020, 06:24 | Auteur: Anatole Charbonneau
  • A police officer and a search dog investigate a bridge that has collapsed at Aulla in northern Italy

Emergency crews at the scene of the collapse on Wednesday.

A bridge on a normally busy provincial road in northern Italy collapsed on Wednesday (April 8) but with virtually no traffic during the coronavirus lockdown, only two truck drivers suffered minor injuries, the fire brigade said. Another driver in a second vehicle was unhurt, authorities said.

The lockdown to halt the spread of coronavirus meant that heavy midweek traffic that might normally have been using the bridge was absent, meaning only two vehicles were involved. One driver was treated for minor injuries and a second one climbed out of his vehicle in shock but unhurt.

The bridge collapse comes as Italy is still working to rebuild the heavily used Morandi Bridge in Genoa, which collapsed in 2018 during a rainstorm, killing 43 people.

Cars fell 45m (148ft) as a 200m stretch of the structure serving the busy A10 motorway collapsed. The bridge was operated by Autostrade per l'Italia, a subsidiary of the Atlantia company. The bridge links the regions of Liguria and Tuscany.

A spokesman for the fire brigade said the 260m bridge on the SS330 road near the town of Aulla, roughly midway between Genoa and Florence, in the northern tip of Tuscany, collapsed at 10.25am (4.25pm Singapore time).

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It soon emerged that motorists had reported a crack in the bridge after a period of bad weather last November.

ANAS said it was investigating the causes of the collapse.

The bridge was repaired and then inspected by technicians before being given the all clear.

The Minister of Infrastructure and Transport Paola De Micheli has asked Anas - which is run by state-owned railway group Ferrovie dello Stato - for a report on the collapse.

A local mayor, Roberto Valettini, said he had sent three letters to the bridge operator warning about the bridge.



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