🇮🇹 Italy bridge collapse: Was the structure of the bridge unsafe? | Al Jazeeera English


The safety of major infrastructure across Italy is now being questioned after the collapse of a motorway bridge in Genoa.

Rescue teams have pulled 37 bodies from the rubble of the 200 metre span that came crashing down late Tuesday morning.

Italy’s Transport Minister has just called for the immediate resignation of senior managers of the country’s motorway agency.

He’s also ordered an urgent check of bridges and tunnels right across Italy.

Around 35 cars and trucks were thought to have been on the bridge when the middle section gave way, sending them tumbling around 50 metres down into a riverbed, railway and industrial buildings.

Firefighters and search specialists from across Italy have been digging through the rubble throughout the night .

Al Jazeera’s Natacha reports from Genoa, Italy.

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