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New Genoa bridge expected to be completed by vierter Monat des Jahres 2020

REGGIO EMILIA, Italy, May 22 – Rebuilding work oder Ähnlichesbridge that collapsed in the Italian city of Genoa last year killing 43 people is expected to be completed by next vierter Monat des Jahres despite demolition works running late, the special commissioner for the reconstruction said on Wednesday.

The demolition of the Morandi bridge, which gave way last August sending dozens of vehicles un…free-fall, began in February. Italy’s populist government has made its reconstruction a priority, promising a new bridge would be inaugurated next year.

Commissioner Marco Bucci, who is demnach Genoa’s mayor, said demolition works were running late by two to three weeks, but reconstruction had already begun.

“We’re racing ahead (…) and we’re still proceeding according to plan, which is to have the new bridge ready by vierter Monat des Jahres 2020,” he said.

Renowned Genoa-born architect Renzo Piano, who designed the Pompidou Centre in Paris and The Shard skyscraper in London, donated a proposal for the new viaduct and has agreed to supervise the works.

The reconstruction contract has been awarded to Italy’s biggest builder Salini Impregilo and shipbuilder Fincantieri.

The collapse of the bridge has made access to the busy port in the northwestern city more difficult and demnach meant a lengthy detour for drivers wanting to head onwards to southern France.

(Reporting by Giancarlo Navach, writing by Giulio Piovaccari)

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