The remnants of Genoa’s Morandi motorway bridge that collapsed nearly a year ago were demolished on Friday to make way for a new bridge, Italian authorities said.
2018 年 8 月 14 日天候惡劣，莫蘭迪高速公路大橋坍塌斷落，造成 43 人死亡。
The bridge collapsed amid bad weather on Aug. 14, 2018, killing 43 people.
市政當局表示，這座 4500 噸重的莫蘭迪大橋殘骸於上午 9 點 37 分引爆，僅用了7 秒就炸成一片塵土。
The remains of the 4,500-ton Morandi bridge were detonated at 9:37 a.m. and took just seven seconds to collapse in a cloud of dust, city authorities said.
拆除前有約 4000 名居民被疏散，橋塔周圍安置了水箱以防止灰塵擴散。該地區還部署了約 400 名安全部隊人員，以防萬一。
Nearly 4,000 residents were evacuated ahead of the demolition and water tanks were placed around the towers to prevent the spread of dust. Some 400 security forces personnel were also deployed to the area.
The dismantling of the bridge’s remains started in February. With the demolition over, officials are now waiting for the arrival of a ship transporting the first parts for the new bridge. Construction is scheduled to begin next year.
義大利政府承諾，由義大利建築師倫佐·皮亞諾新設計的鋼筋混凝土高速公路大 橋，將於 2020 年 4 月開放使用。
The Italian government has promised that the new steel and concrete motorway bridge, designed by Italian architect Renzo Piano, will be open for use in April 2020. ●
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