New Genoa bridge built in a record time of only 15 months after the fatal collapse in 2018



General Info📚


  • On 14 August 2018 at around 11:36 local time during a torrential rainstorm, a 210-metre (690 ft) section of Ponte Morandi collapsed killing 43 people and left 600 homeless.


  • On the 3rd of August 2020 marked the opening and inauguration ceremony of the new replacement structure of the Polcevera viaduct.


  • The 18 pillars of the new Genoa bridge were illuminated with the colours of the Italian flag days before its inauguration.


  • Construction of the new Genoa San Giorgio bridge took only 15 months and was designed by the renowned native of the city architect Renzo Piano and built by construction company webuildgroup.



New Genoa bridge illuminated with the colours of the Italian flag days before its inauguration.
New Genoa bridge illuminated with the colours of the Italian flag days before its inauguration.

Bridge History 📑


Ponte Morandi officially Viadotto Polcevera, was a road viaduct in Genoa (Italy), constructed between 1963 and 1967 along Italy's A10 motorway over the river Polcevera. The bridge is widely called "Ponte Morandi" after its structural designer, and engineer Riccardo Morandi.


Ricciardo Morandi demostrates a model of Morandi Bridge

The viaduct was built between 1963 and 1967 by the Società Italiana per Condotte d'Acqua, costing 3.8 billion Italian lire and opened on 4 September 1967.


It had a length of 1,182 metres (3,878 ft), a height of 45 metres (148 ft) at road level, and three reinforced concrete pylons reaching 90 metres (300 ft) in height


The maximum span was 210 metres (690 ft).

Morandi Bridge under construction in 1965
Morandi Bridge under construction in 1965

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