Testing begins on remaining part of collapsed Genoa motorway bridge

  • Sunday 16, September 2018 in 8:58 PM
  • The collapsed Morandi Bridge is seen in the Italian port city of Genoa – File photo
Sharjah 24 - Reuters: Authorities in the Italian city of Genoa have begun assessing the stability of a section of the Morandi motorway bypass that remains standing after part of it collapsed last month, the fire service said Sunday.
The first sensors were attached to the bridge this weekend, the fire service said on Twitter. 
 
The results of the testing will determine whether it is safe for people who have been evacuated from their homes in the area to return and fetch personal possessions.
 
More than 500 people were evacuated from their homes after a 180-metre-long section of the bridge collapsed on August 14, killing 43 people.