Italy bridge collapse

This item appears on page 18 of the October 2018 issue.

A nearly 700-foot section of the Morandi Bridge in Genoa, Italy, collapsed on Aug. 18, killing at least 43 people and injuring dozens more. The bridge, built in the 1960s as part of the A10 motorway linking Italy with France, collapsed during a rainstorm. The cause of the collapse was under investigation at press time.

The section that fell, which crossed the Polcevera River as well as train tracks and a road more than 100 feet below, had stood over an area without heavy traffic or buildings underneath.