“The bridge to be rebuilt will have to last 1,000 years.” world-renowned Italian architect Renzo Piano said on Friday, during a press conference in Genoa where he presented his project for a new viaduct in his hometown
Bridge lay at heart of Italian transport network
Davide Di Giorgio caught the moment a motorway bridge in Genoa collapsed, killing dozens, as he was shooting a video to send to his parents.
"It was like a film," he told Euronews.
In 2016 after decades of repairs, an engineering professor told an industry magazine that the Morandi bridge was nearing the end of its useful life. Two years later, it collapsed.
An EU initiative hopes to make dilapidated buildings into ecological masterpieces