Italian Guardia di Finanza issues video of the final moment as the Morandi Bridge collapses

epa07686757 A handout video grab taken from a CCTV video made available by the Italian Guardia di Finanza (GdF) on 01 July 2019 shows the moment the Morandi Bridge collapsed on 14 August 2018 in Geboa, northern Italy, killing 43 people and injuring dozens. The footage, taken from the CCTV of the Ferrometal company, was released on 01 July 2019 after being submitted to the regional prosecutor's office. Experts have blown up the remains of the bridge on 28 June 2019, and a new viaduct is expected to be completed by 2020. EPA-EFE/GUARDIA DI FINANZA HANDOUT HANDOUT EDITORIAL USE ONLY/NO SALES

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The Italian Guardia di Finanza (GdF) issued CCTV video  showing the moment the Morandi Bridge collapsed on 14 August 2018 in Genova, northern Italy, killing 43 people and injuring dozens.

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The footage, taken from the CCTV of the Ferrometal company, was released on 01 July 2019 after being submitted to the regional prosecutor’s office. Experts have blown up the remains of the bridge on 28 June 2019, and a new viaduct is expected to be completed by 2020.

The final remaining sections of Genoa’s Morandi bridge, which collapsed last year killing 43 people, were demolished on Friday with a controlled implosion.

Morandi Bridge footage showing moment of collapse released
A handout video grab taken from a CCTV video made available by the Italian Guardia di Finanza (GdF) on 01 July 2019 shows the moment the Morandi Bridge collapsed on 14 August 2018 in Geboa, northern Italy, killing 43 people and injuring dozens. The footage, taken from the CCTV of the Ferrometal company, was released on 01 July 2019 after being submitted to the regional prosecutor’s office. EPA-EFE/GUARDIA DI FINANZ

A crowd that included Genoa Mayor Marco Bucci, Liguria Governor Giovanni Toti and Deputy Premiers Matteo Salvini and Luigi Di Maio applauded as the columns and spans of sections 10 and 11 came down with a huge thud, lifting a cloud of dust. The demolition means that work on building the new viaduct designed by Italian starchitect Renzo Piano that will replace the Morandi bridge can begin in earnest.

Some 3,500 residents had to be evacuated from their homes for the operation and 400 police officers made sure the area was secure. “Everything went according to plan,” said Bucci, who is also the commissioner for the construction the new viaduct.

 

Via GdF/ANSA

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