The Morandi Bridge (formally known as the Polcevera Viaduct) was more than just a critical part of the infrastructure of Genoa, Italy; it was part of the fabric of the city itself. When the bridge partially collapsed on Aug. 14, 2018, 43 people died, leaving a town and a country devastated. Costing more than 200 million euros ($234.8 million) for construction, the replacement structure, christened the Genoa-Saint George Bridge, has set new standards in efficiency for a project of its size and complexity.
The Morandi Bridge, built in the mid-1960s, spanned the Polcevera, a river that runs through the
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