genoa - The collapsed viaduct over the Polcevera river in Genoa was designed by Riccardo Morandi and was built between 1963 and 1967. The cable-stayed bridge, popularly called Morandi Bridge, had three 90-meter-high pylons of reinforced concrete. The road surface of the bridge is about 45 meters high.
The viaduct is part of the A10 motorway and connects the Cornigliano and Sampierdarena districts. The latter district is one of the largest neighborhoods in Genoa.
The Morandi Bridge has often been the subject of debate, writes the Italian newspaper Il Fatto Quotidiano. These discussions were stimulated, among other things, by the many maintenance that the building required for years.